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CLEWs article published in Nature Climate Change July 2013 issue

Article “Integrated analysis of climate change, land-use, energy and water strategies”

Published Jun 26, 2013

This article was written by some of our dESA researchers in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Stockholm Environment Institute, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Food and Agriculture Organization and Agricultural Research and Extension Unit.

The July 2013 issue of Nature Climate Change journal in the Perspectives section features an article authored by dESA in collaboration with some of our partners. The article is related to our research subject area CLEWs – Climate, Land, Energy and Water strategies to navigate the nexus.

On the article, several topics are discussed, including the CLEWs framework, CLEWs in Mauritius, Lessons learned and Next Steps.

The CLEWS framework. Nature Climate Change Vol 3, July 2013

“Land, energy and water are our most precious resources, but the manner and extent to which they are exploited contributes to climate change. Meanwhile, the systems that provide these resources are themselves highly vulnerable to changes in climate. Efficient resource management is therefore of great importance, both for mitigation and for adaptation purposes. We postulate that the lack of integration in resource assessments and policy-making leads to inconsistent strategies and inefficient use of resources. We present CLEWs (climate, land-use, energy and water strategies), a new paradigm for resource assessments that we believe can help to remedy some of these shortcomings.”  - Integrated analysis of climate change, land-use, energy and water strategies, Nature Climate Change Vol 3, July 2013

The full article can be found here