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Enhancing coordinated governance of energy, food, water

| 2017-05-18 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

Recently, scholars called for coordinated governance of international energy, food and water at a seminar in Jinan on May 6. As climate change continues to worsen, issues of energy, food and water become increasingly intertwined, said Yu Hongyuan, director of the Institute for Comparative Politics and Public Policy Studies at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies. Deterioration of each factor will affect the other two factors and pose threats to the country, the region and the world. Thus, it is no longer appropriate for nations to make decisions independently, and coordinated governance is needed, he added. Li Xinlei, deputy director of the Institute of Environment and Politics at Shandong University, said it is necessary to introduce a dynamic and diversified governance system while establishing a safety net of energy, food and water under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in order to build a community of common destiny for mankind.