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22 Feb 12

Finding CLEWs – A New Methodology for Modelling the Integrated Effects of Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water Interactions

This research project will present, develop and demonstrate a tool for the concurrent evaluation of crop production, national energy and water management, as well as the simultaneous assessment of selected GHG mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation scenarios, therefore providing a valuable tool for policy makers addressing nexus challenges.

Announcer:

Mark Howells, Head of Division of Energy Systems Analysis, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Lead Organisation:

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) together with FAO, IAEA, IIASA, SEI, UNDESA and UNIDO

Partners:

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

People

Further Reading

11 Apr 14

The study focuses on food security, energy supply and water management and how these sectoral parts can be brought to the water-food-energy nexus. State-owned German implementing agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned the study.

25 Aug 14

China’s rapidly growing economy is very quickly testing the limits of its resource constraints. While China is home to a quarter of the world’s population, it is endowed with disproportionately less arable land, oil and water. By Julian L. Wong.

11 Oct 13

Taking place 7-9 May 2014 in Quebec, Canada, the third edition of the International Forum wants to contribute to a better management of transboundary waters resources whether they are surface waters or groundwaters. The Nexus is one of the Forum’s themes.

NEXUS in the Media

09 Oct 14

The Guardian

South African businesses, NGOs and government seek to address challenges in the water-stressed, coal producing country. Coal production, from mining to power generation, requires vast volumes of water. Furthermore, pollution from coal mining can irreparably harm water resources. In South Africa - one of the world’s most water stressed countries and one of the largest producers and consumers of coal - the water-energy nexus is a topic of great concern. By Tien Shiao and Andrew Maddocks

07 Dec 12

SEI

An integrated perspective could help countries in the region find more effective approaches to climate-smart development, mitigation and adaptation, the SEI researcher says.

10 Dec 12

AME Info

The United Arab Emirates hosted COP18’s central discussion of the energy-water-food-climate nexus, in cooperation with New York University. The panel, “It Never Rains in the GCC,” had identified priority government interventions in the market to manage the nexus as its global significance intensities.

27 Jun 12

AlertNet

In its RIO+20 Call-to-action, CGIAR called for “adopting cross-sectoral approaches which facilitate broader partnerships, coordinated regulatory frameworks and appropriate economic incentives. We need the vision and courage to transcend conventional sectoral approaches and apply integrated thinking to the management of agriculture, aquaculture, livestock, forests and water.” AlertNET wanted to find out more, and talked to Stephen Hall (Director General, WorldFish Center), Papa Seck (Director General, Africa Rice Center), Tony Simons (Director General, World Agroforestry Centre), Alain Vidal (Director, Challenge Program on Water and Food – CPWF), Amy Duchelle (Research Fellow, Center for International Forestry Research - CIFOR) and from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - IITA), we have Peter Neuenschwander (Scientist Emeritus) and Piet van Asten (Systems Agronomist).

21 May 12

The Guardian

Lowering consumption in the developed world, renewables, ending land grabs, a price for natural resources, private sector investment – what’s the answer?

Partners

  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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