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(The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus

(The) Bioenergy and Water Nexus
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). August 2011
  • This report, building on the work of various new initiatives including UNEP's International Resource Panel, provides recommendations and outlines options in respect to bioenergy in support of a Green Economy. The report primarily addresses the following two questions: 1) how are the production and use of bioenergy products likely to influence the future state of water resources? 2) how can society mitigate impacts and guide development towards sustainable use of these resources, including groundwater, rivers, and riparian and wetland systems? In considering the ways in which bioenergy can impact water resources, the report identifies appropriate tools for assessing effects at different spatial and temporal scales. A number of indicators and assessment tools have been developed to include the water perspective in analyses and to assist strategy development and land use planning.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Energy, Green economy
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Land-use planners, Policy makers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Advocacy, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Recommendations
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Published in 2015