Seventh meeting of the Task Force on Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus taking place in Geneva 12-13.
- December 7, 2022
- Posted by: Sinead Sprigg
- Category: Conferences, Environmental, Global, Europe
A huge potential to generate benefits across water, food, energy, and ecosystems lies in transboundary river basins and aquifers around the world. As they generate 60% of global freshwater and are home to 40% of the world’s population, they represent ecosystems of global importance and play a key role in global food and energy production, and socio-economic development more broadly.
The meeting will discuss, plan and provide guidance on the implementation of the activities on water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus, as well as on water allocation, under the programme of work for 2022-2024 of the Water Convention.
To be sustainable, and resilient to the increasing challenges brought by climate change, the exploitation of all these different benefits requires mutual understanding and strong cooperation, both across sectors and borders.
The meeting is open to experts representing governmental authorities, the private sector, non-governmental and international organizations as well as other interested stakeholders.
The focus of the seventh meeting will be on:
- The application of the Water Convention’s and similar approaches to transboundary nexus assessments and dialogues around the world.
- The role of transboundary cooperation as a key to identify and implement nexus solutions and investments which in turn benefit both water management and cooperation.
- Opportunities in water-energy cooperation in transboundary basins to advance the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
The Task Force meeting will be followed by the Global Workshop on Source-to-Sea Management, which will be held on 14-16 December 2022.