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Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals: The WEF Nexus

Understanding the Role of the WEF Nexus in the 2030 Agenda

  • Uses the Water–Energy–Food Nexus as a lens to view connections between the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Reviews tools and approaches related to the WEF Nexus

  • Features a foreword from Dr. Jeffrey Sachs

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. The Water Energy Food Nexus and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: an Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the WEF Nexus

      • Matteo Spinazzola, Laura Cavalli
      Pages 3-12
    3. Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area and the Promotion of a Nexus Approach

      • Angelo Riccaboni, Marta Antonelli, Giovanni Stanghellini
      Pages 13-19
  3. Analytical Tools for SDGs Implementation Within the WEF Nexus Framework

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. SDGs and WEF Nexus: A Critical Review of the Analytical Tools

      • Davide Bazzana, Marta Castellini, Nicola Comincioli, Sergio Vergalli
      Pages 23-34
    3. Review of the Economic Impact of Water Availability on Food Security and the Related Ecosystems

      • Orna Raviv, Ruslana Rachel Palatnik, Mordechai Shechter
      Pages 35-50
  4. A WEF Nexus Approach for SDGs Achievement in Africa

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57
    2. Multi-scale Challenges in the Food–Energy–Water Nexus

      • Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Davide Bazzana, Million Gebreyes, Belay Simane, Sauleh Siddiqui, Gianni Gilioli et al.
      Pages 71-88
    3. Modeling the WEF Nexus to Support Sustainable Development: An African Case

      • Ebun Akinsete, Phoebe Koundouri, Conrad Landis
      Pages 89-100
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 101-103

About this book

This contributed volume offers a state-of-the-art, holistic overview of the employment of a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus approach to implement the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a geographical focus on applications in different African regions. The book is divided into three sections, each composed of several chapters contributed by experts in their respective fields.

 

Section I introduces the WEF Nexus and its role in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. It highlights the attempt to connect different spheres of sustainability thanks to the Nexus, taking advantage of the existing interlinkages and interconnections among the Goals. Section II proposes a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach to various aspects of the Nexus and reviews existing quantitative tools. This section focuses on the issue of resource control and development aims and spotlights how Nexus dynamics influence the achievement of the SDGs as a whole. Section III applies the WEF Nexus to different African regions, which are balancing a rising population and an economic boom with severe vulnerability in the face of climate change.

Keywords

  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Sustiainable development goals
  • SDG interlinkages
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Resilience

Editors and Affiliations

  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy

    Laura Cavalli, Sergio Vergalli

About the editors

Dr. Laura Cavalli serves as Programme Director, Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Research Programme, at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan.

Dr. Sergio Vergalli is an Associate Professor in Economic Policy at the University of Brescia, Italy. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals: The WEF Nexus

  • Book Subtitle: Understanding the Role of the WEF Nexus in the 2030 Agenda

  • Editors: Laura Cavalli, Sergio Vergalli

  • Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-01336-2

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-01335-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-01336-2

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3084

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 103

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sustainability, Environmental Policy

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-031-01336-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)