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Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: Risks and options assessment for decision-Making

Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: Risks and options assessment for decision-Making

Grafton, R. Quentin, McLindin, Mahala, Hussey, Karen, Wyrwoll, Paul, Wichelns, Dennis, Ringler, Claudia, Garrick, Dustin, Pittock, Jamie, Wheeler, Sarah, Orr, Stuart, Matthews, Nathanial, Ansink, Erik, Aureli, Alice, Connell, Daniel, De Stefano, Lucia, Dowsley, Kate, Farolfi, Stefano, Hall, Jim, Katic, Pamela ORCID: 0000-0001-7594-1081, Lankford, Bruce, Leckie, Hannah, McCartney, Matthew, Pohlner, Huw, Ratna, Nazmun, Rubarenzya, Mark Henry, Sai Raman, Shriman Narayan, Wheeler, Kevin and Williams, John (2016) Responding to global challenges in food, energy, environment and water: Risks and options assessment for decision-Making. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 3 (2). pp. 275-299. ISSN 2050-2680 (Print), 2050-2680 (Online) (doi:10.1002/app5.128)

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Abstract

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 decision-making 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
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd and Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food security, Sustainable intensification, Nexus, Resilience, Sustainable development, Sustainable development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018 15:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: GREAT b
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17649

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