Journal article

Research priorities for managing the impacts and dependencies of business upon food, energy, water and the environment

Jonathan MH Green, Gemma R Cranston, William J Sutherland, Hannah R Tranter, Sarah J Bell, Tim G Benton, Eva Blixt, Colm Bowe, Sarah Broadley, Andrew Brown, Chris Brown, Neil Burns, David Butler, Hannah Collins, Helen Crowley, Justin DeKoszmovszky, Les G Firbank, Brett Fulford, Toby A Gardner, Rosemary S Hails Show all

Sustainability Science | Springer Verlag | Published : 2017

Abstract

Delivering access to sufficient food, energy and water resources to ensure human wellbeing is a major concern for governments worldwide. However, it is crucial to account for the 'nexus' of interactions between these natural resources and the consequent implications for human wellbeing. The private sector has a critical role in driving positive change towards more sustainable nexus management and could reap considerable benefits from collaboration with researchers to devise solutions to some of the foremost sustainability challenges of today. Yet opportunities are missed because the private sector is rarely involved in the formulation of deliverable research priorities. We convened senior re..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Although too many to list, we thank all those who submitted questions, hosted discussions and engaged with the Nexus2020 project to develop as comprehensive a long-list of research questions as possible. We also thank Jake Reynolds for his considerable support and guidance, Monica Contestabile for participation in the workshop, John Pharoah for invaluable assistance in helping to prepare and run the workshop, and Tsvetelina Kuzmanova, Robin Mydlak and Steve Strebl for note taking. This work was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council [Grant Number ES/L01632X/1] and is part of the Nexus Network Initiative. WJS is funded by Arcadia.