The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (RMB Manifesto)

The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (RMB Manifesto)


Published to coincide with the United international locations weather swap convention being held in Paris, France, in December 2015, this most up-to-date RMB manifesto introduces readers to the intense and converging affects of weather and climate on water, nutrients and effort and at the biodiversity we can't do without.

Secure provides of water, foodstuff and effort are necessary to human dignity and healthiness world wide. In flip, the power of those 3 depends upon a thriving biodiversity supported by means of fit ecosystems. The advanced interdependence between those 4 elements is named the Nexus.

Global call for for the 1st 3 parts is expanding as a result of inhabitants progress and emerging in step with capita earning in constructing international locations, with gradually worsening effects for the fourth of those elements.

This imminent “perfect hurricane” of accelerating call for, reducing offers and speedily altering hydro-climatic stipulations through the Nexus calls for transformative coverage responses that surround economic system, fairness, social justice, equity and the surroundings. This most modern RMB manifesto outlines those demanding situations and gives a pathway to resolving them.

The 4 Nexus parts also are coming less than expanding strain from weather disruption: extra widespread and critical flooding and storms, droughts, severe warmth, pest outbreaks. What’s extra, nature’s ability to average those affects is being progressively eroded via quick, common land-use improvement and linked pollution.

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