NEXUS Gains: Focus and impact on environmental health and biodiversity

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Today, we face multiple interlinked global challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and large inequities in access to resources, which contribute, in turn, to growing food and nutrition insecurity, water stress, and energy poverty. The CGIAR Initiative on NEXUS Gains works at the critical intersection of water, energy, food, and environmental systems in selected transboundary river basins to realize multiple development benefits and reduce trade-offs.

NEXUS Gains works to achieve positive, measurable benefits across all five CGIAR Impact Areas, as outlined in the CGIAR Strategy to 2030: nutrition, health, and food security; poverty reduction, livelihoods, and jobs; gender equality, youth, and social inclusion; climate adaptation and mitigation; and environmental health and biodiversity. A key element of the nexus approach is understanding that impacts in one Impact Area can affect outcomes – positively or negatively – in all others.

This brief focuses on how NEXUS Gains is contributing to environmental health and biodiversity.

You can also read a brief about NEXUS Gains’ work on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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