Policy Papers

Policy Paper // BMZ Strategy for Interlinkages between Water, the Environment and Climate Change - Synergies and Conflicts between Goals

By the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) of Germany. In view of the responsibility shared by all stakeholders for economically sustainable, integrated and climate-friendly development, it is becoming increasingly important in development cooperation to take account of the correlations between the individual sectors.

There are, for instance, several interlinkages between water, energy and agriculture. Six additional strategies for interlinkages establish the necessary connections with other sectors, where water issues are concerned.

Content

  • Background
  • Principles
  • Fields of Action
    • Fields of Action in the Water and Environmental Sector with regard to Biodiversity
      • Legal framework and institutional capacities
      • Activities relating to green and grey infrastructure
    • Fields of Action at the Interface between Water Sector and Climate Change
      • General water-related climate change interventions#
      • Fields of action in the water sector to enhance climate change adaptation (KLA marker)
      • Fields of action in the water sector in order to reduce emissions (KLM marker)
  • Examples of Impacts

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Published

March 2018

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Modelling and Assessment

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By Chrysi S. Laspidou, Nikolaos Mellios and Dimitris Kofinas. In this article, a practical heuristic approach for gaining a systemic and contextual perspective on nexus component interlinkages is presented, by building on a simple three-point typology of interactions. The approach is simple and can be applied in any case study a nexus analysis is pursued, regardless of data availability.

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