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Understanding innovative initiatives for governing food, water and energy nexus in cities

Grant number: 17/50425-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2018 - June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Administration
Cooperation agreement: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
Grantee:José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
Principal investigator abroad: Karen Seto
Institution abroad: Yale University, United States
Principal investigator abroad: Mathew Kurian
Institution abroad: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Germany
Principal investigator abroad: Wan-Yu Shih
Institution abroad: Ming Chuan University, Taoyuan (MCU), Taiwan
Principal investigator abroad: Ingrid Coetzee
Institution abroad: ICLEI Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC), South Africa
Principal investigator abroad: Thomas Elmqvist
Institution abroad: Stockholm University, Sweden
Home Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/20714-1 - Understanding innovative initiatives for governing food, water and energy nexus in cities, BP.PD
18/24973-1 - Understanding innovative initiatives for governing food, water and energy nexus in cities (IFWEN), BP.PD
18/20057-0 - Understanding innovative initiatives for governing food, water and energy nexus in cities, BP.PD

Abstract

Improved governance of the interactions between food, water and energy (FWE) in cities can provide significant benefits in addressing some of the most complex global problems, including climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as help achieve other developmental goals such as food security and health. This research will advance knowledge about urban governance at the different levels related to the FWE nexus (FWEN) using Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI), by developing new concepts and approaches to understand how to assess, govern and build GBI solutions and policies. 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) and managing GBI at the urban level. The framework will be based on research and tested empirically in cities indifferent world regions. The researchers and practitioners involved in the proposal are well-positioned to work with cities to conduct the studies, publish research results in peer-reviewed academic outlets (guaranteeing the scientific quality of the research), and disseminate the findings to decision makers in governments and civil society organizations (to increase the research impact in practice). (AU)