Policy Papers

Policy Papers

The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus // Towards a Practical Planning and Decision-support Framework for Landscape Investment and Risk Management

By Livia Bizikova, Dimple Roy, Darren Swanson, Henry David Venema, Matthew McCandless. By Livia Bizikova, Dimple Roy, Darren Swanson, Henry David Venema, Matthew McCandless. The emphasis on the need for a sustainable approach to land investments suggests an integrative framework to manage and govern land investments is required and that the design of such investments should explicitly take natural and social systems into account. From an investor perspective, a key hypothesis is that land...

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Strategy for Interlinkages between Water, Energy and Agriculture (Nexus Perspective) // Synergies and Conflicting Goals

Global forecasts predict a 40 to 50 per cent increase in the demand for fresh water, energy and food until 2030 due to pressure caused by population growth, economic growth, international trade, urbanisation, changes in eating habits, climate change and technological advances. The objective is to adopt an integrated approach for the three sectors water, energy and agriculture (Nexus perspective), with a view to reconciling their interests as they compete for the same scarce resources and...

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Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge Action Network // Research and Engagement Plan

The Development Team of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge-Action Network issued the Research and Engagement Plan in March 2018 to shape and guide water-energy-food nexus-related activities under the Future Earth umbrella in the coming years.

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Wetlands

Policy Brief // Water, Wetlands and Nature-based Solutions in a Nexus Context in the Mediterranean

Wetlands are at the interface of land and water (including seas) and they allow for important exchanges between terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Taking a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus perspective increases the understanding of the interdependencies between wetlands and the water, energy and food sectors. It shows that these sectors are inextricably linked and that actions in any one of them usually have impacts in one or both of the others.

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Recomendaciones para la Acción// Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre el Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe

Los participantes del Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre el Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación (WEF, por sus siglas en inglés), incluidos los representantes de organismos gubernamentales de 15 países de la región y de 9 organizaciones regionales e internacionales, reconocen la relevancia del enfoque del Nexo WEF como marco para la coordinación interinstitucional y actividades en apoyo de la implementación y seguimiento de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y del...

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Recommendations for Action // Regional Political-Technical Forum on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean

Participants of the Regional Political-Technical Forum on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, including representatives of government agencies of 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries and 9 regional and international organizations, recognized the relevance of the WEF Nexus approach as a framework for inter-sectoral coordination and activities in support of the implementation and follow up of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

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WEF Nexus in the United Arab Emirates // Opportunities for Dutch Cooperation

The WEF Nexus has risen on the national agenda as the UAE looks to secure its future and support ongoing development. The UAE and Dutch government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2017 for collaboration on the Nexus. The main ambition for the MoU is to encourage greater dialogue, awareness and engagement, between the Netherlands Government, Dutch companies and the UAE on the Nexus. This may be achieved through technology transfer, expertise, research and development, joint ventures,...

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Nexus in MENA // Mainstreaming the Nexus Approach in Water, Food and Energy Policies in the MENA Region

By Hussein Abaza. There are close linkages between water, food and energy. Policies for the three sectors need to be designed in a coordinated and integrated manner. An integrated Nexus approach should therefore be adopted in order to ensure complementarities and synergies between the three sectors. This will support government efforts in the MENA region to follow a sustainable green path.

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SDGs

Sustainable Development Goal 6 // Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

UN-Water produced the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation to provide input on this goal to the UN Member States. This report represents a joint position from the UN family on the global status of SDG 6 and other water-related targets. The report also explores linkages within SDG 6 targets and interlinkages between SDG 6 and other targets and indicators. The report builds on the baseline data on SDG 6 global indicators coming from JMP, GEMI and GLAAS. It is compiled by the World...

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Sanitation and Wastewater

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean // Priority Interconnections

By Antonio Embid Irujo and Liber Martin. This paper analyses the water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean. By briefly describing the interconnections, the authors identify and discuss those which may prove critical for Nexus implementation in the region.

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