A nexus perspective on competing land demands: Wider lessons from a UK policy case study

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dc.contributor.author Sharmina, Maria
dc.contributor.author Hoolohan, Claire
dc.contributor.author Bows-Larkin, Alice
dc.contributor.author Burgess, Paul J.
dc.contributor.author Colwill, James
dc.contributor.author Gilbert, Paul
dc.contributor.author Howard, David
dc.contributor.author Knox, Jerry W.
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-04T15:12:15Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-04T15:12:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-26
dc.identifier.citation Maria Sharmina, Claire Hoolohan, Alice Bows-Larkin, Paul J. Burgess, James Colwill, Paul Gilbert, David Howard, Jerry Knox, Kevin Anderson, A nexus perspective on competing land demands: Wider lessons from a UK policy case study, Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 59, May 2016, pp74-84 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1462-9011
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2016.02.008
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/10226
dc.description.abstract As nations develop policies for low-carbon transitions, conflicts with existing policies and planning tools are leading to competing demands for land and other resources. This raises fundamental questions over how multiple demands can best be managed. Taking the UK as an empirical example, this paper critiques current policies and practices to explore the interdependencies at the water-energy-food nexus. It considers how current land uses and related policies affect the UK’s resilience to climate change, setting out an agenda for research and practice relevant to stakeholders in land-use management, policy and modelling. Despite recent progress in recognising such nexus challenges, most UK land-related policies and associated science continue to be compartmentalised by both scale and sector and seldom acknowledge nexus interconnections. On a temporal level, the absence of an over-arching strategy leaves inter-generational trade-offs poorly considered. Given the system lock-in and the lengthy policy-making process, it is essential to develop alternative ways of providing dynamic, flexible, practical and scientifically robust decision support for policy-makers. A range of ecosystem services need to be valued and integrated into a resilient land-use strategy, including the introduction of non-monetary, physical-unit constraints on the use of particular services. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
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dc.subject Water–energy–food en_UK
dc.subject Nexus en_UK
dc.subject Land use policy en_UK
dc.subject Resilience en_UK
dc.subject Climate change en_UK
dc.subject Ecosystem services en_UK
dc.title A nexus perspective on competing land demands: Wider lessons from a UK policy case study en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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