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

Grant number: 18/20057-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2022
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning
Acordo de Cooperação: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:José Antonio Puppim de Oliveira
Grantee:Rodrigo Augusto Bellezoni
Host Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo (EAESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50425-9 - Understanding innovative initiatives for governing food, water and energy nexus in cities, AP.R


This research project involves the analysis and management of information related to food-water-energy nexus (FWEN) in cities. The research is focused on quantifying the nexus and understanding the aspects related to food-water-energy (FWE) trade-offs in urban activities. The candidate will develop along with other members of the international consortium, a method to quantitatively and qualitatively assess the changes FWE nexus using Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI). This will include date gathering and analysis on FWEN cases initiatives in cities, especially those using GBI, which will be done together with the project partners using a Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) database. The final products will be two high impact academic articles for publication per year in international journals and a final report with a method to assess the FWE nexus using GBI, which can be applied in the case of Brazil, particularly in the State of São Paulo. The candidate will work with the main FGV/EAESP researcher and other members of the consortium for FWEN innovations in order to carry out his research project.This research is part of the project "Understanding Innovative Initiatives for Governing Food, Water and Energy Nexus in Cities" (IFWEN) funded by a partnership between FAPESP, Belmont Forum and JPI - Urban Europe, as part of the Sustainable Urbanisation Initiative (SUGI) developed by the IFWEN consortium, with partners in six countries. The scholarship will follow the standard for granting Post-Doctoral Fellowships linked to FAPESP's Thematic Projects.

Matéria(s) publicada(s) na Revista Pesquisa FAPESP sobre a bolsa::
Un nuevo abordaje prevé soluciones integradas referentes a problemas hídricos, energéticos y alimentarios 
New approach includes integrated solutions for water, energy, and food security 
Articles published in Pesquisa para Inovação FAPESP about the scholarships:
A cost-benefit analysis of green roofs in Brazil and South Africa 
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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
BELLEZONI, RODRIGO A.; MENG, FANXIN; HE, PAN; SETO, KAREN C.. Understanding and conceptualizing how urban green and blue infrastructure affects the food, water, and energy nexus: A synthesis of the literature. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 289, . (18/20057-0, 17/50425-9)
BARDA PICAVET, MARC ERIC; DE MACEDO, LAURA S., V; BELLEZONI, RODRIGO A.; PUPPIM DE OLIVEIRA, JOSE A.. How can Transnational Municipal Networks foster local collaborative governance regimes for environmental management?. Environmental Management, v. 71, n. 3, p. 18-pg., . (17/50425-9, 18/26505-5, 18/20057-0)
MENG, FANXIN; YUAN, QIULING; BELLEZONI, RODRIGO A.; DE OLIVEIRA, JOSE PUPPIM A.; HU, YUANCHAO; JING, RUI; LIU, GENGYUAN; YANG, ZHIFENG; SETO, KAREN C.. The food-water-energy nexus and green roofs in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, and Johannesburg, South Africa. NPJ URBAN SUSTAINABILITY, v. 3, n. 1, p. 11-pg., . (17/50425-9, 18/20057-0)
MENG, FANXIN; YUAN, QIULING; BELLEZONI, RODRIGO A.; DE OLIVEIRA, JOSE A. PUPPIM; CRISTIANO, SILVIO; SHAH, AAMIR MEHMOOD; LIU, GENGYUAN; YANG, ZHIFENG; SETO, KAREN C.. Quantification of the food-water-energy nexus in urban green and blue infrastructure: A synthesis of the literature. RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING, v. 188, p. 22-pg., . (17/50425-9, 18/20057-0)
BELLEZONI, RODRIGO A.; ADEOGUN, AYOOLA PAUL; PAES, MICHEL XOCAIRA; OLIVEIRA, JOSE ANTONIO PUPPIM DE. Tackling climate change through circular economy in cities. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 381, p. 14-pg., . (18/20057-0, 17/50425-9)
PUPPIM DE OLIVEIRA, JOSE A.; BELLEZONI, RODRIGO A.; SHIH, WAN-YU; BAYULKEN, BOGACHAN. Innovations in Urban Green and Blue Infrastructure: Tackling local and global challenges in cities. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 362, p. 16-pg., . (18/20057-0, 17/50425-9)

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