Global Nexus assessment
Lead Partners: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Royal Insitute of Technology KTH with contributions from WUR-LEI
Reducing meat consumption is a win-win strategy for climate, food, biodiversity and water.
The SIM4NEXUS global case study brings together a team working with large, complex modelling tools on the global scale investigating interactions between the human system and the environment. For the first time, scenarios quantifying synergies and trade-offs across Nexus sectors are co-developed with multiple models. This allows quantification of the Nexus while also taking model uncertainties into account.
The replacement of animal proteins by plant-based proteins is a strategy with high synergies across climate, food, biodiversity and water.
In contrast, climate mitigation policies with substantial land requirements such as bio-energy could have negative impacts on food production or biodiversity and therefore should only be implemented if food security and nature protection are guaranteed.
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