Scales, levels and spaces of the nexus.
Questions of scale are crucial in addressing the linked nexus challenges of food, energy, water and the environment. The nexus is often framed as a global security problem, but this can obscure alternative understandings of interactions and trade-offs at local, regional and national levels.
The Nexus Network second Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 19 November 2015, in central London.
We are now ‘sold out’ but if you would like to come to the Conference then please join the wait list on the Eventbrite form and we’ll let you know if a place becomes available.
Structured around a number of keynote talks and more interactive discussions, the conference will provide an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, businesses and others interested in the sustainability of food, energy, water and the environment, to meet and identify and strengthen connections between different projects and initiatives in this area.
Parallel breakout sessions will be structured as interactive thematic discussions in which invited speakers will speak for 5 minutes each, as a stimulus to broader group discussion. Sessions will focus on questions such as:
- How do geographic scales of decision making (or their mismatch across dimensions) affect the sustainability of the nexus in different local contexts?
- What are the politics of considering nexus questions at different scales?
- How can technologies and innovations to improve the sustainability of nexus interactions be ‘scaled up’, and under what circumstances is this aspiration appropriate and feasible?
- How can research impact be ‘scaled up’ to influence policy, business practice or society more broadly?
- How does the choice of focal scale at which nexus interactions are examined affect the choice of methodology, and what are the implications of these choices?
We are pleased to announce the following speakers:
- Professor Tim Jackson, lead of the Economic and Social Research Council-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP).
- Professor Tim Benton, Champion for the UK Global Food Security programme.
More speakers will be announced soon.
The event is open to researchers, policymakers, businesses and others interested in the sustainability of food, energy, water and the environment.
We are now ‘sold out’ but if you would like to come to the Conference then please join the wait list on the Eventbrite form and we’ll let you know if a place becomes available: Eventbrite form.
Image credit: with thanks to Macroscopic Solutions on flickr.