Climate Change

Publication // Ten Principles to integrate the Water-Energy-Land Nexus with Climate Services for co-producing Local and Regional Integrated Assessments

By Roger Cremades, Hermine Mitter, Nicu Constantin Tudose, Anabel Sanchez-Plaza, Anil Graves, Annelies Broekman, Steffen Bender, Carlo Giupponi, Phoebe Koundouri, Muhamad Bahri, Sorin Cheval, Yamir Moreno, Oscar Melo, Katrin Karner, Cezar Ungurean, Serban Octavian Davidescu, Bernadette Kropf, Floor Brouwer, Mirabela Marin. This paper present ten principles which shall guide climate-informed decisions across Nexus resources.

Abstract

The water-energy-land nexus requires long-sighted approaches that help avoid maladaptive pathways to ensure its promise to deliver insights and tools that improve policy-making. Climate services can form the foundation to avoid myopia in nexus studies by providing information about how climate change will alter the balance of nexus resources and the nature of their interactions. Nexus studies can help climate services by providing information about the implications of climate-informed decisions for other economic sectors across nexus resources. First-of-its-kind guidance is provided to combine nexus studies and climate services. The guidance consists of ten principles and a visual guide, which are discussed together with questions to compare diverse case studies and with examples to support the application of the principles.

Published

November 2019

In

Science of The Total Environment, Volume 693, 25 November 2019, 133662

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Governance

Nexus Assessment // Study on the Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

This report presents the main findings of the Nexus assessment study for Sudan. It identified Water-Energy-Food Nexus priority issues in Sudan, suggested operational guidance to align national strategies, policies and implementation plans within a national Nexus framework, identified opportunities to apply the Nexus approach, including institutional settings and capacity building needs, and suggested a series of Water-Energy-Food Nexus projects in Sudan.

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Mountains

Publication // Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

By Susanne Wymann von Dach and Renate Fleiner. The aim of the Issue Brief is to reflect on how a Nexus approach can work for mountain communities and what specific challenges faced by mountain communities have to be considered in order to strengthen the water, energy, and food security in mountains in an integrative way.

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Governance

Nexus Conference // EU fosters multisectoral thinking and investment for sustainable development in Central Asia

The closing conference for the EU-funded “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue” was held November 18th in Ashgabat - Turkmenistan to present the results of the project. Aimed at increasing the understanding of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus approach, the project fosters multi-sectoral thinking and cooperation among Central Asian countries, leading to the development of an Investment Portfolio of WEF Nexus project ideas.

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