The project will develop a framework and tools to assess changes in FWEN, their related trade-off s and the building of innovative capabilities in cities for developing innovative solutions to FWEN (IFWEN - Innovation in Food-Water-Energy Nexus) and manage GBI at the urban level.

The trade-offs between food, water and energy can generate unsustainable urbanization pathways, which contribute to socio-economic problems including poverty, conflicts and diseases. However, too little is known about the intersection of FWE in cities. On the other hand, Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI) has emerged as a viable solution to many urban problems with low cost, sustainable outcomes.


IFWEN – Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities
Duration: 2018–2021
Website: ifwen.org
Contact: Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, FGV/EAESP
E-mail: jose.puppim@fgv.br
Budget: 1.309.831 €
Partners: Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Sao Paulo School of Management (FGV/EAESP), The Nature of Cities, Ming Chuan University, The Africa Secretariat of ICLEI, The Stockholm Resilience Center, ICLEI, Yale University, UNU-Flores, Ming-Chuan University




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