Technology for Sustainable Development conference

The Technology for Sustainable Development conference is currently under way at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The main themes are on role of development, partnerships and technologies in achieving sustainable development objectives. Practitioners and researchers have the opportunity to share experiences on diverse themes from energy, agriculture, waste and water to the role of stakeholder engagement, effective community participation and how to ensure national governments & policy makers are involved. Furthermore discussions evolved around: focusing not just on ‘appropriate… Read moreTechnology for Sustainable Development conference

Climate change and the energy-water nexus

COP17 started off in something of a whirlwind. As it is my first COP, day 1 provided its challenge, looking for programmes, venues, stalls and side events. After the first few hours of chaos the day settled down somewhat, and I even managed to find my way to my first negotiation session.   The start of day 2 was accompanied with a more focussed approach, by drawing upon my one day of COP experience. Daily programmes were found with a… Read moreClimate change and the energy-water nexus