Public Session 9

The Critical Nexus of Food, Water and Energy Security

As the world witnesses ongoing climate-induced geopolitical shifts, population movements caused by global problems, and a host of dynamic challenges, the urgency of addressing the intricate interplay between food, water, and energy security has reached a paramount level. These foundational pillars of human wellbeing are profoundly interconnected, playing a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable future for our planet. Simultaneously, this critical interconnection gives rise to global ramifications, notably climate migration and supply chain crises, intricately woven within this complex matrix.

Recognising the paramount significance of these resources, this session intends to meticulously delve into the intricate nexus of food, water, and energy security. The session will not only underscore the critical importance of this issue but also explore potential actions and solutions that could set the course for a more secure and prosperous future for all. It will examine the possibility of a future where skilful management of these interlinked resources defies geopolitical strains, ultimately nurturing the prosperity of nations amidst an ever-evolving global landscape.

Discussion Themes

  • How can nations effectively collaborate to address the intricate interplay between food, water, and energy security, especially in the face of climate-induced geopolitical shifts and population movements?
  • How can we use technology to manage resources, tackle climate migration, and address supply chain disruptions?
  • Considering the complex interconnection between food, water, and energy security, how can policy frameworks be designed to promote equitable access and distribution of these essential resources, ensuring the wellbeing of diverse populations, and fostering global cooperation?
  • How can we create a booming global support mechanism to ensure food, water, and energy security in developing countries and conflict zones?