Bonn 2011 Conference, the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for a Green Economy” November 16-18, 2011, Towards Rio20 and beyond

The panels,
Agusdin pulungan together with Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé Chairman), Lasse Gustavsson (executive Director WWF International), and David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Nations on Food and Nutrition.
Time: Friday, 18 November, 11:00 a.m. – 01:15 p.m.
Location: Plenary Chamber Bonn Confention centre, Germany
Panelists :
1. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé
2. Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director Conservation, WWF International
3. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Nations on Food and Nutrition
4. Agusdin Pulungan, President, Indonesia Farmers and Fishers Society Organization (WAMTI), Indonesia

Session Objectives
The session is to present and discuss the outcomes of the conference and to identify ways of getting the message from Bonn to both the „Rio+20“ Conference and to relevant other international processes. Representatives from all three sectors will discuss the outcomes and provide guidance on how to facilitate the practical implementation. The session ends with the official closing remarks by the conference conveners.

Structure
The final Plenary Session will be co-chaired by Uschi Eid and Albert Butare. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), will facilitate the session. There will be introductory remarks and the presentation of the Bonn Recommendations (Bonn Opportunities for Action) by the co-chairs (approximately 5´ each), who will then introduce Klaus Töpfer, followed by keynote speeches (10´ each), held in the following order:
– Francisco Gaetani, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Brazil
– Ertharin Cousin, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
– Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director, The World Bank (WB)

After these inputs an Interactive Panel consisting of distinguished personalities will discuss the outcomes of the conference and gather possible next steps towards the nexus idea in politics, the private sector and society. The discussion will be facilitated by Klaus Töpfer, former Federal Minister for the Environment, with pre-determined themes to guide the panelists in their preparations.

Prof Klaus Töpfer is the founding Director and current Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) based in Potsdam. He is also the former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Nairobi and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (1998-2006). He was German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 1987 to 1994 and Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Housing and Urban Development from 1994-1998. He is the Former minister for Environment and Health, Rheinland-Pfalz (1985-1987). He has since 2007 been a Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is also a visiting Professor at the Frank-Loeb Institut, University of Landau. He received his PhD in Regional development and location decision from the University of Münster in 1968.

Finally, Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will provide closing remarks.

Musical Interlude (7’) Rolf Stahlhofen & Friends

Conclusions and the way forward
Key notes (10’ each)
Speakers:
Francisco Gaetani, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Brazil
Ertharin Cousin, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director, The World Bank

Closing Remarks (10’)
Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Cultural Event (20’) Rolf Stahlhofen and “MultiKultiChor”, Bonn

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