In order to achieve sustainable development goals, the authors argue, we need such approaches across scales and across multiple sectors., both at different scales and across multiple sectors. Applying a nexus analysis at different scales would strengthen collaboration between stakeholders, and would also help to identify measures for cooperative governance and management that support outcomes along multiple value chains within the nexus. It would also help to maintain and restore ecosystem goods and services.

This article aims to encourage further work in this area by presenting examples of methods and tools to unpack the nexus along a continuum, ranging from qualitative approaches to more data-driven and quantitative modelling approaches.

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