Agenda

The Conference comprises a variety of sessions that allow for learning, facilitate dialog and encourage networking. A draft agenda is available now, please check back to this page regularly for updates. The Conference side event schedule is also now available. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

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Verbal Presentation Schedule – PDF Version

Abstract Book – PDF Version

Poster Presentation List – PDF Version

General Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 5
12:30pm

Registration Opens

1:00-5:30pm

Side Events

5:45-7:00pm

Plenary

Learning from the Past, Building a New Future: Nexus Scientific Research

Chair

Jamie Bartram, Director of The Water Institute at UNC

Panelists

  • Professor Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
  • Lidia Brito, Director of Science Policy and Capacity Building for Natural Sciences, UNESCO and Co-director of the Planet Under Pressure Conference and former Minister of Mozambique
  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Josh Tewksbury, Director, Luc Hoffmann Institute
7:00-8:00pm

Opening Reception

From Bonn Nexus to Chapel Hill via Rio+20

With remarks from Albert Butare, co-chair of the 2011 Bonn Nexus Conference and former Minister of Energy and Water in the Republic of Rwanda and Jamie Bartram, Co-director of the Conference and Director of The Water Institute at UNC

Thursday, March 6
7:30am

Registration Opens

8:00-8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30am

Opening Session and Speaker

Paula Cabellero Gomez, Director of the Directorate for Economic, Social and Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia — The SDG Dashboard

9:30-10:45am

Plenary

Natural Resource Security for People: Water, Food and Energy

Chair

Mohamed Khalil, Counsellor, Mission of Egypt to the United Nations

Panelists

  • Anders Berntell, Executive Director 2030 Water Resources Group / IFC
  • Ania Grobicki, Executive Secretary, Global Water Partnership
  • Sylvia Lee, Manager, Water, Skoll Global Threats
  • Greg Koch, Director, Global Water Stewardship in the Environment & Water Resources Department, The Coca-Cola Company
10:45-11:00am

Break

11:00am-12:30pm

Verbal Abstract Presentations

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

12:45-1:30pm

Additional Programme

Empowering Social and Environmentalism Entrepreneurs for Nexus Solutions

Chair

Jean Brittingham, CEO, Katerva and former US Director for the Prince of Wales

Panelists

  • Aneri Patel, Senior Associate, Energy Access at the United Nations Foundation
  • David Rothschild, Principal of the Portfolio Team, Skoll Foundation
1:30-3:00pm

Plenary

Nexus Corporate Stewardship: How Business is Improving Resource Use

Chair

Katherine Teh-White, Managing Director, Futureye

Panelists

  • Gary Lawrence, Vice President, AECOM
  • Stuart Orr, Head of Water Stewardship, WWF International
  • Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainability, PepsiCo
  • Kim Marotta, Director of Sustainability, MillerCoors
  • Puvan Selvanathan, Head of Sustainable Agriculture, Global Compact
3:00-3:30pm

Break

3:30-5:00pm

Verbal Abstract Presentations

5:00-6:30pm

Poster Reception

6:30-8:00pm

Conference Dinner

Friday, March 7
7:30am

Registration Opens

8:00-8:45am

Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30am

Plenary

Nexus Perspectives: Water, Food and Climate

Chair

Olav Kjorven, Special Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, UNDP

Panelists

  • Alexander Müller, Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam Germany
  • Julie van der Bliek, Adviser, Program and Business Development, International Water Management Institute
  • Iain MacGillivray, Special Advisor to the President, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • Astrid Hillers, Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility
  • Jesse Hirsch, Staff Writer, Modern Farmer
10:30-11:00

Break

11:00am-12:30pm

Verbal Abstract Presentations

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-3:00pm

Plenary

Nexus Perspectives: Water, Energy and Climate

Chair

Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

Panelists

  • Frank Wouters, Deputy Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Jonas Monast, Director of Climate and Energy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke
    University
  • Liz Thompson, UN Assistant Secretary General for Rio+20, Former Energy
    Minister, Barbados
  • Jens Berggren, Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Anna Delgado, Technical Specialist, Water Unit, The World Bank
3:00-3:30pm

Break

3:30-5:00pm

Side Events

5:00-6:30pm

Open Reception

5:30-6:30pm

Director’s Reception

Saturday, March 8
7:30am

Registration Opens

8:00-8:45am

Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30am

Plenary

Urban Challenges of the Nexus: Local and Global Perspectives

Chair

Jorge Laguna-Celis, Senior Sustainable Development Advisor to the President of the UN General Assembly

Panelists

  • Maruxa Cardama, Executive Project Coordinator, Communitas, Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the new UN Development Agenda
  • Michael Schmitz, Executive Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
  • Nicholas You, Chairman, UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign Steering Committee
  • Yamina Djacta, Director, New York Office, United Nations Human Settlement Programme
10:30-11:00am

Break

11:00am-12:30pm

Verbal Abstract Presentations

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-3:30pm

Plenary

Financing the Nexus: Policy and Practice

Chair

Farrukh Iqbal Khan Counsellor Pakistan Mission to the UN

Panelists

  • Adeline Diab, Head of Responsible Investment Integration, AVIVA Global Investors
  • Richard Alex Roehrl, Policy Analyst, UNDESA
  • Andre Laperriere, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Global Environment Facility,
2:30-2:45pm

Break

2:45-4:15pm

Side Events

4:30-6:00pm

Plenary

Closing Session: Presentation of the Declaration

Presenters

  • Felix Dodds, Associate Fellow, Tellus Institute
  • Jamie Bartram, Director of The Water Institute at UNC