Projects
RE and the Nexus

IRENA’s mandate for the promotion of renewable energy is closely linked to sustainable development across the three pillars of sustainability – social, economic and environmental. This holistic framework is also reflected in the “NEXUS” paradigm, which promotes consideration of the inter-linkages between the use of water, energy and food by policy makers, highlighting the importance of moving towards an integrated management of the three systems to achieve green growth.

In this context, IRENA is developing a study on the essential role renewable energy can play in the nexus to ensure long-term sustainability. IRENA, through this project, will leverage on existing knowledge and collaborate with relevant institutions in also developing a methodology to empirically estimate the contribution of renewable energy in the NEXUS. 


RE and the Nexus