Nature Based Solutions - Implementation Models Database
Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiatives Food-Water-Energy Nexus
A short description of the NBS project
The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative Food-Water-Energy Nexus (SUGI-FWE Nexus) is established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe in order to bring together the fragmented research and innovation expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy (FWE) Nexus challenge. The project involves 14 European countries and 6 non-European countries. The goal is to develop more resilient, applied solutions for urban areas in the context of nutrition, which brings together 14 European and 6 non-European countries. SUGI-FWE Nexus aims to develop more resilient, applied urban solutions that build on research and innovation efforts from across the globe, and which will benefit a much wider range of global markets. The interactions between food, water and energy are of paramount interest to policy, science and the society at large, today and even more so in the upcoming decades. Challenges connected with population increase and food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources demand solutions. This collaborative research action seeks to advance research within the themes listed below:
Theme 1. Robust Knowledge, Indicators and Assessments (Projects in this theme should identify transferable solutions through comparative analysis, define locally and globally relevant indicators and develop methodologies to evaluate and assess solutions in coupled complex socio-natural systems).
Theme 2. Multi-level Governance and Management of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus (This theme focuses on strategies, technological and social innovations, solutions/implementations in the realm of governance and effective management of the project).
Theme 3. Managing Potential Strategies and Solutions to address emerging Risk and Tradeoffs at the intersection of Sustainable Urbanisation and the FWE Nexus (This theme focuses on identifying and developing integrative strategies to assess and manage risks and uncertainties at the intersection of the sustainable urbanisation and the FWE Nexus).
NBS Implementation context
Ongoing (since 2017)
Description of the NBS
object (building, etc.)
NBS Impacts scale
• Object (building, etc.)
Urban density/ Soil consumption
• High (dense city center, etc.)
• Low (suburb at the limit with rural areas, etc.)
Combined with other(s) environmental friendly solution(s)?