04 July 2012
Re|Source 2012: Food, Energy and Water for all
Great thinkers and business leaders will converge in Oxford on 12-13th July for Re|Source 2012 to address and respond to the key challenges presented by managing global food, water and energy resources.
This exclusive event will bring together 250 of the worldís most influential thinkers and leaders. Speakers include President Bill Clinton, President Paul Kagame, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, David Nabarro (UN Secretary-Generalís Special Representative on Food Security and Nutrition) and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti (Climate and Energy Security Envoy of the UK Ministry of Defence and FCO). Interactive panel sessions will explore a number of issues including:
- How will resource scarcity and volatility affect global markets, business and society?
- What is the role of government in stimulating private sector investment with regards to resource issues?
- What would happen if resource subsidies were removed?
- How does military scenario planning take into account global food, energy and water supplies?
The event is hosted by the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, in co-operation with The Rothschild Foundation the conference. ECIís Professor Jim Hall and Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith sit on the steering committee for Re|Source 2012 and have been active in the eventís formulation.
On behalf of the Oxford Networks for the Environment, ECI are coordinating exhibits of the Universityís research at Re|Source 2012 with over eight stands relating to work carried out on the topics of food, energy and water. From smart meters and organic solar PV, to using mobile phone technology as an alert system in malfunctioning water hand-pumps in rural Africa, Oxford University will be showcasing a subset of its diverse research portfolio over the two days.