Swedish Water House breakfast meeting:
Towards a green economy? The role of energy and water
A conversation with Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
Time: 8 - 9 am, breakfast is served from 7:30 am
Venue: Svenska Läkaresällskapet, Klara Östra Kyrkogata 10
Facilitator: Karin Lexén, Director, Swedish Water House
Welcome to join a discussion about water, energy and the green economy with Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP since 2006.
With 1,2 billion people lacking access to electricity, and only 13% of the primary global energy supply coming from renewable energy, we are facing enormous challenges to meet the growing energy consumption that is predicted to expand with 49% until 2035.
Water is used for fuel production and power generation and energy is needed to move and clean water through distribution and treatment systems. There are signs that water may already be a constraint to energy production in many parts of the world. With the increasing demand for water coming from all sectors of the economy, this risk is likely to grow.
In this meeting, Dr. Steiner will share his expectations for the Rio+20 conference in June and the potential of the conference to help us meet these challenges.
Before joining the UN corps Dr. Steiner was head of IUCN and Secretary-General of the World Commission on Dams. Having worked on nearly all continents, Steiner has a broad background ranging from grassroots to the highest international policy level in his untiring work with sustainable development.
Achim Steiner is both a German and Brazilian national and has studied development economy, planning, international development and environmental policy. Steiner is in Stockholm to take part in the Stockholm+40 conference.To sign up for the meeting, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Seats are limited, first come first serve. The meeting is free of charge.
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