S-E3 Perspectives on Integrated Nexus Assessment

Sectoral interdependencies among resources influence each other through complex feedbacks. Through trade and foreign investment, globalization may help to mitigate resource shortages and accelerate technological transfer. Often, however, global trade flows instead ‘export’ shortages or negative externalities to structurally weaker regions. An integrated (‘nexus’) approach to resource management is thus necessary in order to systematically integrate the explicit consideration – and economic internalization – of dependencies among specific, domestic preconditions with their global effects across resources. Natural resources – including water, (fertile) land or fossil resources – are limited and geographically unevenly distributed. This uneven distribution increasingly confronts the growing demand for ‘socially useable resources’, for which demand intensity is globally also unevenly distributed.

In this session, the challenges and requirements of integrated approaches to nexus assessment shall be discussed.

Moderator: Sandra Venghaus, Institute for Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE), Forschungszentrum Jülich

Speakers:

  • Jürgen-Fr. Hake, Professor and Head, Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Holger Schlör, Senior Scientist, Institute for Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE), Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Deepak Sharma, Professor, Centre for Energy Policy, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Kenneth Strzepek, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Cristina Madrid-López, Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University

Holger Schlör studied economics at the University of Heidelberg and completed his PhD in Economics in Berlin. He received a scholarship from the German Marshall Fund and the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation. He has conducted research at several scientific institutions and the German Parliament. He currently works at Forschungszentrum Jülich in the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE). His research focuses on sustainable development, economics and energy systems analysis. He peer reviewed the evaluation of research products in the framework of the Italian Evaluation of Research Quality exercise (VQR 2004-2010) and is a member of the Scientific Committee for Social Sciences and Humanities of the Croatian Science Foundation. h.schloer@fz-juelich.de

Professor Jürgen-Fr. Hake has received degrees in Mathematics/Physics from Bielefeld University and is now the head of the Institute for Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK-STE) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. He is also Professor for Energy Policy and Energy Economy at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and lecturer at the University of Bonn. j.-f.hake@fz-juelich.de

Organizer:

  • Sandra Venghaus, Forschungszentrum Jülich

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