Nexus News from Latin America and the Caribbean

Governance

Publication // Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus through nationally determined contributions (NDCs): the case of Brazil

By Paim, M. A., Salas, P., Lindner, S., Pollitt, H., Mercure, J. F., Edwards, N. R., & Viñuales, J. E. (2020). This article gives insight into what role the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the 2015 Paris agreement might play in furthering the Nexus approach in Brazil. This is an excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Resultados del cuarto Foro Virtual Regional Nexo

El cuarto Foro Virtual del Nexo para América Latina y el Caribe se centró en la cuestión de cómo se pueden apoyar los marcos normativos e institucionales para aplicar la perspectiva del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y los alimentos en la región. Este artículo fue escrito por Alba Llavona (consultora de la CEPAL) y Marina Gil (Unidad de Agua y Energía de la División de Recursos Naturales de la CEPAL).

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the fourth Nexus Latin America Virtual Forum

The fourth Nexus Virtual Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean organised by the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme together with CEPAL was focused on the question how regulatory and institutional frameworks can be supported to implement a Nexus perspective between water, energy and food in the region. This article was written by Alba Llavona (consultant at CEPAL) and Marina Gil (Water and Energy Unit, Natural Resources Division, ECLAC).

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Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme received an award for promoting innovative Nexus solutions

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean, together with the ProAgenda 2030 program in Bolivia, was recently awarded EUR 17,000 from an innovation fund of the GIZ-sponsored Environmental Management and Rural Development Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (GADER-ALC) to develop a workstream for promoting innovative solutions using digital tools for sustainable development in the water, energy and agriculture sectors.

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Events

Foro Virtual Nexo Regional // Marcos Normativos e Institucionales para el Nexo

¿Cómo puede el enfoque Nexo contribuir a desarrollar los marcos normativos e institucionales necesarios para implementar una perspectiva de Nexo entre agua, energía y alimentación? Únete al seminario web para aprender más sobre el tema.

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Research

Publication // From national indices to regional action — An analysis of food, energy, water security in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru

By Mohammadpour, P., Mahjabin, T., Fernandez, J., & Grady, C. (2019). This paper presents an approach to quantify FEW security and highlights cases in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, delivering an integrated approach to quantify security measures that can be implemented at multiple spatial scales and institutional levels.

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SDGs

Publication // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Insights into resilient development

By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Payment for Ecosystem Services and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Securing Resource Flows for the Auffluent?

by Jean Carlo Rodríguez-de-Francisco, Bibiana Duarte-Abadía and Rutgerd Boelens. In this paper, the authors evaluate a Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme from a multi-scalar and political-ecology perspective in order to reveal different power dynamics across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus perspective.

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News

Nexus Blog // Resultados del tercero Foro Virtual de Nexus América Latina

¿Cómo puede la perspectiva Nexus ayudar a encontrar sinergias entre el sector del agua, la seguridad alimenticia y la energía, y así también mitigar los riesgos potenciales para una gestión sostenible de las cuencas hidrográficas? El Tercer Foro Virtual Regional de Nexus en América Latina y el Caribe se enfocó en esta temática, reuniendo a expertos panelistas de América Latina y Europa y más de 80 participantes representando a más de 70 organizaciones del sector público, sector privado, academia...

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News

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the third Nexus Latin America Virtual Forum

How can the Nexus perspective help to find synergies between the water, agriculture and energy sector and mititage potential risks for a sustainable water basin management? The third Regional Virtual Forum of Nexus in Latin America and Caribbean was dedicated to shed light on that, by bringing together expert panelists from Latin America and Europe and more than 80 participants from over 70 organizations, including the public and private sector, academia, and civil society.

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