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The primary objective of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference is to bring together a broad range of stakeholders from the water, energy and food sectors in an effort to improve understanding of the interdependencies and develop a joint perspective on the common challenges. The conference will focus its discussions on options and solutions as well as on enabling environments and incentives for change.
The conference will showcase innovative solutions and help forge a common policy agenda to address the water, food and energy challenges. Its deliberations will apply the Nexus perspective. This requires sectoral decisions to reflect the consequences for other objectives and exploit potential productivity and efficiency gains within every sector.
Furthermore, unavoidable trade-offs between competing objectives must be entered into consciously on a well-informed basis. By bringing together a wide range of international experts and decision-makers within a multilevel conference framework, the Bonn event will provide an important open platform for exchanging research findings, practical experiences and new ideas.