The food-energy-water nexus as a lens for delivering the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in southern Africa
This briefing paper does not propose a concrete way forward on linking the SDGs and the FEW nexus. In reality, the way forward would differ from country to country based on resource endowment and constraints. This briefing paper only aims to develop a better understanding of the complex relationships between different SDGs and to identify approaches that allow for greater integration and a holistic approach towards development and sustainability in a region where common development challenges result in shared risks and common future prospects.
This publication is one in a series examining issues of relevance in the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy which delivers South Africa’s developmental goals. It is part of a project entitled ‘Low-Carbon Development Frameworks in South Africa’ which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, whose support is appreciated.