Book Chapter

Regulation of the Nexus


Climate, Energy and Water: Managing Trade-offs, Seizing Opportunities | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2015


The climate-energy-water nexus is a relatively new focus of interdisciplinary research and policy attention (Proust et al 2007; WBCSD 2010; PMSEIC 2010; Water in the West 2013). Research and practice regarding regulation of the nexus is at an even more nascent stage. Nevertheless, regulation - establishing rules, laws, and institutional and decision-making frameworks - is emerging as a critical dimension of managing the trade-offs that arise at the intersection of climate, energy and water policies. On the one hand, well-designed regulation that takes account of all elements of the nexus can facilitate more integrated decision making and management, in some cases leading to outcomes that opt..

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