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Confronting Scarcity: Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth

2012

ODI, DIE, ECDPM. 2012. European Report on Development 2011-2012. Confronting scarcity: Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth. Brussels: European Union.

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By 2030 demand for food, water and energy is expected to rise by 30-40%. Population growth, together with a growing middle class in emerging and developing nations, will put worldwide food production and security under extreme pressure. In the context of increasing resource scarcity and climate change, effective natural resources management is ripe for a major development policy discussion. This project undertakes the preparation of an the European Report on Development 2012 researching this issue with the objective of presenting a report on effective natural resources management for sustainable and inclusive growth in the run up to the next RIO+20 Earth Summit in 2012.

The 2011-2012 European Report on Development, the third such report to be published by the EU, will focus on how natural resource management can promote sustainable and inclusive growth. Within this overall theme the report will depart from a contextual analysis of increasing scarcity and the effects of climate change, and will explore the actual and possible roles of public and private actors (both for-profit and non-profit) as they engage in the management of water, energy and land, resources.

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‘Confronting scarcity: Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth’

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The permanent URL for this web page is www.ecdpm.org/erd2012. This web page is stored in the ECDPM dossier on the European Report on Development (www.ecdpm.org/erd). 

    Links

    Team and contact
    The ERD core team and experts from ECDPM and partner institutes

    Previous reports
    Read the previous Reports: ERD 2010 on “Social protection for inclusive development” and ERD 2009 on “Overcoming Fragility in Africa”

    ERD blog
    Read the official ERD blog

    Events

    ERD 2011-2012 Consultation: Governance of natural resources with a focus on land
    18 – 19 May 2011, Maastricht
    Watch the video or listen to the audio of the presentations
    Get the documents form the meeting

    ERD 2011-2012 Consultation: Effective natural resource management for inclusive and sustainable growth in the context of increased scarcity and climate change: What roles for the public and private sectors?
    8 – 9 June 2011, Bonn
    Watch the video or listen to the audio of the presentations
    Get the documents form the meeting

    ERD 2011-2012 Consultation: Natural resource management of the water-energy-land nexus with a focus on the private sector role
    11 – 12 July 2011, Nairobi
    Get the documents form the meeting

    ERD 2011-2012 Consultation: panels at the EADI/DSA 2011 Conference “Rethinking Development in an Age of Scarcity and Uncertainty”
    20 – 21 September 2011, York
    Get the documents form the meeting
    Read the reports from Panel I and Panel II

    Workshop: “The role of biofuels and renewable energy in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth”
    21 October 2011, Rio de Janeiro 
    Workshop: “How to measure inclusive and sustainable growth? Conceptual and Methodological Approaches”14-15 November 2011, La Paz

    ERD 2011-2012 Consultation: presentation of the draft European Report on Development on Development at the Bonn 2011 Nexus Conference
    18 November 2011, Bonn
    Get the documents from the meeting
    Read the event report and the blog entry looking back at the consultation

    Presentation of the findings from the European Report on Development on Development, focusing on the water, energy and food security nexus, at the Ministerial Roundtable at the World Water Forum
    13 March 2012, Marseille
    Read more about the meeting and get the materials.

    Presentation of the analysis and recommendations contained in the European Report on Development, Side Event at the World Water Forum
    15 March 2012, Marseille
    Read more about the meeting and read the blog entry looking back at the discussion

    Official launch of the European Report on Development 2011-2012
    16 May 2012, Brussels
    The report was launched on 16 May at a closed high-level event

    Presentation of the ERD at a seminar on sustainable development and environmental economics organized by Institut du developpement durable et des relations internationals (IDDRI)
    22 May 2012, Paris
    Get the documents from the seminar or watch the video of the presentation

    Presentation of the European Report on Development at the Event “Bonner Impulse”
    31 May 2012, Bonn
    Get more information about this event

    Panel discussion about the findings of the European Report on Development 2011-2012, organised by European Commission’s Representation in Germany
    14 June 2012, Berlin
    Get more information about this event

    Sustainable Development Goals: From ‘silo thinking’ towards an integrated approach. Side event at the Rio+20 conference
    19 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro
    Insights from the European Report on Development will be presented at an official side event the Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

    Framing policy responses to resource scarcity. Presentation of the European Report on Development 2011-2012
    European Parliament Development Committee, and Council of the European Union Working Party on Development Cooperation
    9 July 2012, Brussels
    James Mackie of ECDPM presented the European Report on Development 2011-2012 entitled “Confronting scarcity: Managing water, energy and land for inclusive and sustainable growth“. Watch the recording, and get the presentation.

    Meeting development goals in the face of global environmental pressures: How will the EU respond to the complexity of these challenges? 
    20 September 2012, Brussels

    ECDPM’s James Mackie, ERD core team member, presented the report at this meeting.

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