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International Conference on Research and Innovation for Sustainable Soil Management - ICRISSM 2014

The "International Conference on Research and Innovation for Sustainable Soil Management - ICRISM 2014" will be held from 27th to 29th November 2014 in Hurghada, at the Red Sea coast, Egypt. Different Egyptian universities and research institutes, in addition to SUDSOE partners contributions will be presented in several oral sessions and poster ones. Industrial sector, in the field of soil amendments and fertilizers, will participate in the conference activities.

Report on how to achieve 100% renewable energy by the World Future Council

The World Future Council has published a report on How to achieve 100% renewable energy. A transition is underway around the world: Away from an energy system powered by increasingly expensive and unsustainable fossil fuel resources toward one powered fully by abundant, local, and affordable renewable energy sources. In the years ahead, this transition is poised to improve the quality of life for millions, reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and help forge a world that is more just toward both current and future generations.

E-consultation on water and food security

The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in its 40th Session (October 2013) requested the High Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE), to prepare for its 42nd session in 2015 a report on water and food security. As part of its report elaboration process, the HLPE is now launching an e-consultation to seek inputs, suggestions, comments on a V0 Draft of the report. The V0 Draft is can be downloaded from the HLPE website:

Healthy Ecosystems Key to Better Food Security

UN Agencies Unite to Strengthen Support for Sustainable Ecosystems and to Implement New Sustainable Food Systems Programme. Today the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that is set to ensure better support for the functioning of critical ecosystem services that underlie food security.

Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

The Fifth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will be held in Hammamet, Tunisia, on 4-6 November 2014. The Forum is organized by the Government of Tunisia, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

Final conference of IWRM-net Scientific Coordination Project

The final conference of IWRM-net SCP will be held in Brussels on the 21st and 22nd of October 2014. The conference will bring all the research teams together to showcase their results to improve integrated water resources management in Europe. Moreover, this event will allow opportunity for exchange between scientists, policy-makers and water managers, and to discuss about the 2 following thematics:

Conclusions of the World Water Week 2014

With increased income levels in many countries, a growing world population, and intensified competition for our finite water resources, it has become ever more urgent to understand the links between energy and water so that we can fully develop synergies, strengthen much needed partnerships, and develop smarter solutions for using water more efficiently in the future.

EuroMED Cooperation - Inland and Marine Water Challenges International Conference

Under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the kind support of the European Commission, the National Research Council of Italy organizes the conference ‘EuroMED Cooperation. Inland and Marine Water Challenges’, aimed at enhancing the international cooperation on research and innovation.


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