Responding to Global Challenges in Food, Energy, Environment and Water: Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making



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Grafton, R. Quentin and McLindin, Mahala and Hussey, Karen and Wyrwoll, Paul and Wichelns, Dennis and Ringler, Claudia and Garrick, Dustin and Pittock, Jamie and Wheeler, Sarah and Orr, Stuart and Matthews, Nathanial and Ansink, Erik and Aureli, Alice and Connell, Daniel and De Stefano, Lucia and Dowsley, Kate and Farolfi, Stefano and Hall, Jim and Katic, Pamela and Lankford, Bruce and Leckie, Hannah and McCartney, Matthew and Pohlner, Huw and Ratna, Nazmun and Rubarenzya, Mark Henry and Sai Raman, Shriman Narayan and Wheeler, Kevin and Williams, John (2016) Responding to Global Challenges in Food, Energy, Environment and Water: Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies, 3 (2). pp. 275-299. ISSN ESNN 2050-2680

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We analyse the threats of global environmental change, as they relate to food security. First, we review three discourses: (i) ‘sustainable intensification’, or the increase of food supplies without compromising food producing inputs, such as soils and water;(ii) the ‘nexus’ that seeks to understand links across food, energy, environment and water systems; and(iii)‘resilience thinking’ that focuses on how to ensure the critical capacities of food, energy and water systems are maintained in the presence of uncertainties and threats. Second, we build on these discourses to present the causal, risks and options assessment for decision-making process to improve decisionmaking in the presence of risks. The process provides a structured, but flexible, approach that moves from problem diagnosis to better risk-based decision-making and outcomes by responding to causal risks within and across food, energy, environment and water systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Food security, Sustainable intensification, Nexus, Resilience, Sustainable development
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Environment
ID Code:54788
Deposited On:29 Mar 2019 07:39
Last Modified:29 Mar 2019 08:23

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