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Policy Papers

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.

They emphasized the convenience for the countries to adopt this approach as a state policy. The challenge consists in generating greater political will and governmental commitment on the Nexus approach to be translated it into concrete public policies with the objective of proceeding towards higher levels of water, energy and food security.

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August 2018

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