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Adopting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus…

Adopting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus for a water-wise energy transition (UN 2023 Water Conference Side Event)
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Access to clean water, energy and food production, and ecosystems are under increasing pressure from different global processes, such as a rising global population, rapid urban and economic development, changing diets and climate change.

The event aims to showcase how climate-resilient WEFE Nexus interventions can play a prominent role in achieving SDG 2, 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12. There are three main goals:

  • to demonstrate how the WEFE Nexus can equip countries with good knowledge to develop joint, climate-resilient investments in water, energy, agriculture and the environment;
  • demonstration of the potential and role of the hydropower development for related sustainable development goals and targets through generation of clean energy, providing long-term water availability and reducing risks and harms of water related natural disasters;
  • showcase good international industry practices through strict environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance requirements by adopting a global sustainability standard, the Hydropower Sustainability (HS) Standard.