As the consequences of climate change continue to unfold globally, effective adaptation strategies are critical. There are many uncertainties inherent in climate change adaptation, and so policy-makers must take a holistic approach to account for all affected environmental resource sectors.
Adaptation strategies consideration water, energy and food systems alike, and these sectors’ impact on one another. This chapter examines the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus as a tool to provide stakeholders with possible comprehensive adaptation strategies.
This chapter of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Narratives and Resource Securities: A Global South Perspective uses two case study regions, the Middle East/North Africa and Latin America, to illustrate the benefits of the WEF nexus lens for creating robust, intersectoral climate adaptation approaches.