Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 – Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society

What new ideas does “nexus thinking” offer to support the transition towards a circular economy? This question is at the heart of the third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2020). From 3 to 5 June, the United Nations University (UNU‐FLORES), TU Dresden, and IOER jointly organise the conference. More than 300 participants from all over the world are expected at the Deutsches Hygiene‐Museum in Dresden, Germany.

Under the umbrella “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”, the third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2020) in June will be devoted to these issues. DNC2020 aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy by focusing on identifying and discussing the concepts that nexus thinking offers to support the transition towards a circular economy. The Nexus Approach, as well as the concept of a circular economy, have the potential to contribute to the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The conference aims to show ways in which the Nexus Approach can help to support the transition towards a circular economy.

The conference brings together actors from academia, civil society, industry, and government from all over the world. Like the previous events in the series, DNC2020 aims to bridge the gap between research and practice. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC2020 fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving sustainable development for all. In addition to a variety of both traditional and new session styles which serve the purpose of dialogue and joint learning, various excursions are also offered on the third day.