How policies could be developed differently to reduce the risk of negative unintended consequences and increase FEW resilience.
Three Examples from History That Demonstrate the Need to Break Down Silos in Decision-Making for Food, Energy, and Water Security
A new paper by the FEWscapes team outlines how siloed decision-making leads to unintended consequences for FEW systems.
Peek under the hood of AgroIBIS, the principal model we’re using in FEWscapes, and get a glimpse of just how it reads agricultural landscapes.
How We Used Backcasting to Develop ‘Histories of the Future’ for Food, Energy, Water, and Ecosystem Security
Backcasting is the approach FEWscapes has taken to engage our community partners in developing scenarios.
It is Time for Honest Conversations About Corn Ethanol and the Future of Food, Energy, and Water Security
A recent study showed that the Renewable Fuel Standard has not delivered on its greenhouse gas-reduction promises, and it might be time to do things differently to achieve common goals.
Wisconsin Climate Assessment Underscores Win-Win Solutions for Food, Energy, Water, Ecosystems, and Climate￼
A FEWscapes researcher and community partner who contributed to the report share their perspectives on the implications.
After reading, get a more in-depth comparison by watching the video at the end of this post.
Developing scenarios requires trust building and looking to the past before scanning the future.
Ecology and economics have been rare partners in research, but FEWscapes is exploring what’s possible with such a collaboration.