Developing CLEWs Modelling Methods to support the SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide guidance for how to address the interconnected challenges of climate change. Most modelling does not include consideration of the different factors of the SDGs, though recent work has begun to include the nexus of Climate, Land, Energy and Water interactions in models. This helps identify impacts of the energy system on land and water systems and the climate. This project expands nexus modelling to better represent the water interactions and land interactions to better address the SDGs. Working with the Canadian Executive Service Organization, the project will work with countries in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America to build tools to help them address policy trade-offs. Work with the project will use the open source CLEWs model.

Yalda Saedi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Taco Niet
British Columbia
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