Felix Dodds comments on sustainable development and life

I wanted to ask us to take a step back for a moment.

We know that the global impacts of population change, economics prosperity in emerging economies and an increasing urban world combined with climate change will mean by 2030:

•               Increased energy demand by 30-40%;

•               Increased demand for food:  agriculture production to increase by 30-50%

•               Demand for water will exceed global availability by 40% by 2030

The Nexus approach asks us to look at the inter-linkages between these three critical areas.

Gary embrace complexity — not only the three dimensions  but across sectors.

So it isn’t just the interconnectivity between the three dimensions of sustainable development but the inter-linkages between major sectors.

We need wins across sectors as well as in sectors – only one development agenda is going to be able to address all of this

via Felix Dodds comments on sustainable development and life.

About Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.
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