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CRC brief

Strengthening Climate Resilience in Urban Amazonia

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This brief presents a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus case study of the Cumbaza River watershed in San Martin, Peru.The dynamic socio-ecological pressures and complex water-energy-food system interdependencies that exist in increasingly urbanized Amazon landscapes are discussed.

This case study provides further evidence of the key role of forest ecosystems in strengthening urban and rural resilience capacity, and the need for coherent policy responses that maintain socio-ecological sustainability. A systems approach such as the WEF nexus can be an important framework to inform such efforts.