04.07.2012 | University of Bonn: Keynote Lecture "Confronting scarcity: managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth"

It is becoming ever more difficult to provide universal access to water and energy and achieve food security in a sustainable way. Close to 1 billion people are undernourished, 0.9 billion lack access to safe water and 1.5 billion have no source of electricity. In a extremely rapid changing global context, improved governance of water, energy and land will play a vital role in achieving the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). This lecture will examine the constraints and the interrelationships between water, energy and land and how they can be managed together to promote growth in developing countries that is both socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

Speaker: Dr. Imme Scholz

Dr. Imme Scholz was head of the environmental department at the German Development Institute (between 2002 and 2010) where she set up the climate change team of the institute. The team works on issues at the interface between adaptation to climate change and poverty reduction, in the areas of natural resource management, governance, technology and finance. Since 2009 she is deputy director of the German Development Institute and continues publishing extensively on climate change and development; capacity development in environment; institutional development and environmental policy in developing countries; natural resource management, particularly sustainable forest use.

Speaker: Dr. Imme Scholz

Date and Time: Wednesday, 4th of July 2012; 4.00 pm

Location: Festsaal, University of Bonn, Regina-Pacis-Weg 3, 53115 Bonn

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