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Call for Proposals // Food-Water-Energy Nexus Call

SUGI-FWE Nexus aims to develop more resilient, applied urban solutions that build on research and innovation efforts from across the globe, and which will benefit a much wider range of global markets. SUGI-FWE Nexus is supported by the European Commission and funded under the Horizon2020 ERA-NET Cofund scheme. The call opens on 9 Dec 2016. Each project proposal must be submitted by a project consortium consisting of at least three eligible applicants from at least three participating countries.

Formas participates in the call with a budget of 15 million kronor, and Swedish project partners are able to apply within all three of the call themes:

  • Robust Knowledge, Indicators and Assessments
  • Multi-level Governance and Management of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
  • Managing Potential Strategies and Solutions to address emerging Risk and Tradeoffs at the intersection of Sustainable Urbanisation and the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

About SUGI-FWE Nexus

The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative – Food-Water-Energy Nexus, SUGI-FWE Nexus for short, was established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe in order to bring together the fragmented research and innovation expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy (FWE) Nexus challenge.

Information seminar

On the 19 Dec 2016, Formas will together with the Swedish Energy Agency and IQ Samhällsbyggnad hold an information seminar about the call. The seminar is held in Swedish and will afterwards be made available online.

More information

Ann Rodenstedt, Senior Research Officer, Formas
Phone: +46 (0)72 554 94 77
E-mail: ann.rodenstedt@formas.se

Source: Swedish Research Council Formas website

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Climate Change

Nexus Blog // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a warming Climate

In this article, the authors explore what the WEF Nexus is, how to minimize trade-offs and maximise co-benefits within it, and what opportunities it offers to address the challenges of a changing climate. They further draw on ongoing research in Tanzania’s Rufiji River Basin – a case that exemplifies key issues in the WEF nexus – where ambitious development plans cut across several sectors and could be severely limited by future climate change.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The call for abstracts for the upcoming Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 is now open! The Dresden Nexus Conference is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Research

Call for Nexus Research Proposals // Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This call marks the start of a new cooperation programme with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and falls under the Merian Fund. The programme aims to further stimulate joint, impact-oriented research between Dutch and South African researchers. The first call for proposals focuses on the WEF nexus within major societal challenges. The deadline for submission is 26 September 2019.

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