Adopting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus for a water-wise energy transition (UN 2023 Water Conference Side Event)
Broadcasting UN Entity
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.