This event will be based on the results of the projects supported by JPI Urban Europe and the Belmont Forum as part of the Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative – SUGI: Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities (IFWEN) and Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water- Energy Nexus (CRUNCH). Participants will learn about the importance of Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) to improve Food-Water-Energy Nexus (FWEN) in urban settlements. This is important for advancing sustainable urban development because urban resource systems are under stress due to climate change and growing populations, and many urban and environmental experts would agree that conventional siloed approaches often miss opportunities to manage these resources more efficiently. Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a powerful concept for showing the interdependencies between systems. Cities can play an important role in managing resources, but are often unable to integrate different mandates or work across sectors.
The program will be comprised of:
- Introduction to the training (5 minutes) – Introduction of the participants and objectives of the meeting
- Project presentations (40 minutes) – Each project will present to the participants the key results related to Food-Water-Energy Nexus in cities;
- Discussions (40 minutes) – Participants will reflect on the opportunities and challenges for using GBI in their cities
- Concluding remarks (5 minutes) – Discuss the main takeaway points from the FWEN in cities
The event takes place at the JPI UE/DUT booth.
Profile of the training instructors
Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira is a faculty member at FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas), Brazil. He leads the consortium of the research project IFWEN.
Johannes Riegler is the Stakeholder Involvement Officer at JPI Urban Europe.
Joanna Bach-Głowińska, (Dr. Eng. Arch.), is an Adjunct Professor at Gdansk University of Technology in Poland, the Principal Investigator at both ERA-Net Urban Transformation Capacities (ENUTC) and of the research project CRUNCH.
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
FGV – FUNDAÇÃO GETULIO VARGAS
JPI Urban Europe