The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is organised by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER).
The Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 (DNC2020) will take place 3–5 June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”. The vision of a circular economy directs attention to the importance of waste utilisation and minimisation. It focuses on achieving a long life, aoptimal use, refurbishment, remanufacturing, and recycling of products and materials. The Nexus Approach aims to maximise synergies, minimise trade-offs, and improve resource use efficiency. Choosing this theme, DNC2020 aims to promote the resource perspective of waste in a circular economy and to emphasise the Water-Soil-Waste Nexus. Land should be used effectively, and urban brownfields should be reused, not devastated (as, for example, in mining areas). Waste should be minimised during production and processing, as well as during and at the end of consumption of goods. Waste should become a secondary raw material for similar or other processes. Hazardous wastes need to be disposed of safely. Thus, it is apparent that the Nexus Approach to environmental resource management supports the circular economy concept.
Deadline Call for abstracts: 15 Oct. 2019