Adding forests to the water–energy–food nexus

Melo, F.P.L. and Parry, L. and Brancalion, P.H.S. and Pinto, S.R.R. and Freitas, J. and Manhães, A.P. and Meli, P. and Ganade, G. and Chazdon, R.L. (2020) Adding forests to the water–energy–food nexus. Nature Sustainability. ISSN 2398-9629

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Abstract

Forest and landscape restoration is a promising strategy for improving water, energy and food securities. We advocate that ‘forest security’ should form a fourth, foundational dimension of a novel water, energy, food and forest security nexus framework. Key principles of this new framework support an integrated role of forests in sustainable development, and engagement of local communities in nature-based solutions, particularly in the Global South. We believe that this new approach can help to accelerate the pace and magnitude of changes needed for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. © 2020, Springer Nature Limited.

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Journal Article
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Nature Sustainability
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147823
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30 Sep 2020 10:00
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