The world is facing an unprecedented challenge: How to sustainably feed and supply energy to 9.6 billion people by 2050 without harming the water and environmental systems on which we depend.
On current trends, feeding an extra 2.4 billion people will require 60% more food production.
The International Energy Agency projects that global energy demand will increase by 40%.
The OECD projects that biodiversity will decrease by a further 10% over the next four decades.
The UN estimates that world freshwater demand will increase by 50% by 2050.
As the world charts a more sustainable future, the crucial interplay among water, food and energy is one of the most formidable challenges we face.
− Ban-Ki Moon, UN Secretary-General, World Water Day 2011
What we do
We provide decision-makers at all levels with the knowledge and frameworks to effectively manage the trade-offs between:
We are a group of leading experts from universities, multilateral organisations and non-government organisations committed to addressing the world's food, energy, environment and water challenges.
We have come together because we understand the political and human consequences of inaction – the time to act is now.