Land-Use Change & Water

Land use change and water use for energy is an growing area of focus for the Energy Program.


ENE research focuses on the complex links between land use and energy, including in particular the contribution of agriculture and land-use change to non-CO2 GHGs and air pollution; and the implications of increasing bio- energy for land and food supply. In this regard, ENE collaborates closely with the Ecosystem Services & Management Program in order to integrate information and expand its modeling capacity.

A recent research theme in the ENE program is the implications of water use in energy extraction and conversion to existing and projected scarcities in fresh water around the world. 

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Last edited: 22 July 2013


Keywan Riahi

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