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Pegels, Anna (2018)
Carbon taxes are a straightforward way to align economic incentives with ecological boundaries. While development concerns often hinder their implementation, studies show that they can reduce poverty and foster competitiveness. The choice of taxed goods and revenue use are key to creating synergies.
Dombrowsky, Ines / Waltina Scheumann (2016)
Regional organisations contribute to nexus governance by supporting the application of international legal principles and international environmental and social standards.
Scheumann, Waltina (2016)
Future risks to water supply, food and energy production can be averted by strengthening existing institutions and optimizing administrative procedures. Zambia’s water governance and administrative structures are still under development and so are limited in their regulative ability.
Rodríguez de Francisco, Jean Carlo (2016)
PES implementation does not necessarily mean that externalities produced by ecosystem service buyers are internalised. Power asymmetries among actors are the determining factor for envisaging whether nexus governance can be implemented or externalities and costs are pushed onto marginal societal sectors.
Richerzhagen, Carmen / Waltina Scheumann (2016)
Voluntary drinking water partnerships provide a good alternative to regulatory requirements. Sustainable financing models and opportunities for participation are the basic building blocks of drinking water partnerships.
Never, Babette (2016)
Investment in energy efficiency and electricity production can also prove worthwhile with sewage treatment plants in developing countries. Resource and cost efficiency vary depending on the plant. India’s sewage system is largely still stuck in a lock-in situation.
Dombrowsky, Ines / Waltina Scheumann / Babette Never (2016)
Effective nexus governance uses a practicable and socially acceptable combination of instruments to reduce negative intersectoral effects.