Understanding the Nexus. Background Paper for the Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus


Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Holger Hoff
16 November 2011

This background paper describes how the nexus approach can enhance water, energy and food security by increasing efficiency, reducing trade-offs, building synergies and improving governance across sectors. The paper is an effort to fill gaps in knowledge on interactions, feedbacks and adaptation options across the nexus. It concludes by underpinning policy recommendations in detail.