Objectives of the project
The overall project goal is to enhance the existing portfolio of climate services with a conceptually and methodologically meaningful approach to the Water-Energy-Land-Food Nexus (WELFN), from which coherent policies could be derived. To achieve this goal, the following research objectives have been specified:
- to co-develop the novel Synergistic Climate Services Integrated Nexus Framework (SCINF), a new cross-sectoral frame for the conceptual integration of climate services and policy making through the lens of the WELFN;
- to analyze WELFN-related social, economic, institutional and environmental dynamics in case studies (touristic urban region, agricultural region, river basin) of three European regions, considering the interactions of the WELFN with past droughts;
- to co-develop with policy makers evidence-based decision-support products derived from the SCINF, integrating existing regional climate scenario data with data from those sectors found relevant (water, tourism, agriculture, urban, forest);
- to disseminate the results and their related uncertainties for their use by the policy makers and overall stakeholder community of each case and beyond.