Ten principles to integrate the water-energy-land nexus with climate services for co-producing local and regional integrated assessments

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Forestry and Other Land Use
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
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Athens University of Economics and Business
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Centre de Recerca Ecologica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF)
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
Cranfield University
Henri Coanda Air Force Academy
National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry
National Meteorological Administration Romania
Transilvania University of Brasov
Universidad Catolica de Chile
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
University of Zaragoza
Wageningen Research

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.

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Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)