The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

  • Robert C. Brears

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Introduction

This book argues that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained separate with limited attention placed on the interactions that exist between them. 

Brears provides readers with a series of in-depth case studies of leading cities, states, nations and regions of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels from around the world that have implemented a variety of policy innovations to reduce water-energy-food nexus pressures and achieve green growth. 

The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus will be of interest to town and regional planners, resource conservation managers, policymakers, international companies and organisations interested in reducing water-energy-food nexus pressures, environmental NGOs, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students.

Keywords

Water Policy Green Economy Water Governance Natural Resources Food Policy Environmental Degradation environmental policy water-energy-food nexus environmental economics green economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert C. Brears
    • 1
  1. 1.MitidaptionChristchurchNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58365-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58364-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58365-9
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