Discussion // The Water, Energy and Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean
The authors present the study entitled “El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación,marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias” (The water, energy and food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: planning, regulatory framework and identification of priority interconnections).
The discussed study by Antonio Embid and Liber Martín analyses the water, energy and food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean. It aims to define the Nexus — in the specific context of the region — as a new model for action that is informed by the interconnections between the different sectors. Built on a long history of integrated management approach, the main premise of the Nexus construct is that the water, energy and food sectors are increasingly interdependent, and that the impacts on one affect the rest. In a world dealing with the pressure of climate change and subject to increasing demands from a growing population, understanding and taking these interdependencies into account is vital to achieve long-term economic, environmental and social goals.
Network for Cooperation in Integrated Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean No. 47
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)