Project: Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities

Acronym IFWEN (Reference Number: 11221480)
Duration 01/02/2018 - 31/01/2021
Project Topic 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. Based on empirical research, the project will develop a framework and tools to assess changes in FWEN, their related trade-offs 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.
Network EN-SUGI

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) Sao Paulo School of Management (FGV/EAESP) Coordinator Brazil
2 The Nature of Cities Partner United States
3 Ming Chuan University - Department of Urban Planning and Disaster Management Partner China
4 ICLEI Africa Partner South Africa
5 Stockholm University - Stockholm Resilience Center Partner Sweden
6 ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability e.V. Partner Germany
7 Yale University Partner United States
8 UNU-FLORES Partner Germany