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Water is the middle child in global climate policy

Improved management of water has been shown to have important benefits in both climate adaptation and mitigation. Water must be explicitly considered in climate policy, on par with its energy and land siblings.

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Fig. 1: Comparison of two scenarios for primary energy resource demand (energy sources) and the corresponding demand for water in the Latin America and Caribbean region, simulated with an Integrated Assessment Model3.

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Miralles-Wilhelm, F. Water is the middle child in global climate policy. Nat. Clim. Chang. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01154-y

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