Informing NDC implementation through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework: S...

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Hôtel El Andalous Lounge & Spa

Avenue du Président Kennedy

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz 40000

Morocco

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Introduction

In the context of growing natural resource pressures, from population growth, urbanization, economic development and climate change, the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus has emerged as an important conceptual framework for improving natural resource governance.

By accounting for the complex interdependencies between water, energy, and food systems, such an approach can support decision-makers in identifying, evaluating and managing resource trade-offs and synergies across different economic sectors and actors.

Experiences in applying this framework to evaluate policy coherence across development and climate plans in Amazonia and Indonesia, demonstrate its value in identifying key policy gaps and conflicts – in particular around agriculture and renewable energy targets, and forest conservation efforts under NDCs. However, integrating the WEF Nexus concept into decision-making in these regions remains a challenge which must be addressed.


Event objectives

There is a wide community of actors applying WEF Nexus frameworks in a range of countries and ecosystems, using different methodologies, definitions and tools. This event will bring together these practitioners and policymakers to:

1. Share experiences and lessons from tropical forest countries, focussing on Amazonia and Indonesia;

2. Assess the limitations, opportunities and usefulness of such an approach in improving multi-scale resource governance and cross-sectoral coordination;

3. Discuss the barriers and enabling factors to integrate WEF Nexus thinking into policy design and implementation, particularly in the context of NDCs


Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 Registration & breakfast

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome & agenda

9:10 - 9:40 Panel presentations: Experiences applying the WEF nexus to improve policy coherence

9:40 - 10:00 Moderated panel discussion/Q&A: Challenges and value-added of WEF nexus

10:00 - 10:55 Group discussion: What are the barriers and enabling conditions for integrating WEF nexus thinking in natural resource decision making and NDC implementation?

10:55 - 11:00 Wrap up & closure

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Hôtel El Andalous Lounge & Spa

Avenue du Président Kennedy

Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz 40000

Morocco

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