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The Integrated Water, Energy, Nutrient Nexus (iWENN) Mngmt Protocol applies Systems Design/Mngmt principles to global scale AGW mitigation.



This proposal is still in early draft form. The final version will not be completed until the last few days before the deadline. 




Which proposals are included in your plan and how do they fit together?

What additional cross-regional proposals are included in your plan, if any?


How do the regional and cross-sectoral plans above fit together?

The following proposals are prime examples of Systems Design and Management logic and, as such, are highly synergistic with the iWENN Protocol:


The below proposals are early seed concepts which should be viewed as standard setting SDM early stage proposals.




















Explanation of the emissions scenario calculated in the Impact tab

The expected global emissions scenario of a deployed iWENN © program is consistant with theRepresentative Concentration Pathway 2.6:

“RCP 2.6– Low emissions”

“[...] Here radiative forcing reaches 3.1 W/m2 before it returns to 2.6 W/m2 by 2100. In order to reach such forcing levels, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions would be required over time.”

This future would require:

1) Declining use of oil (Vast scale production of iWENN © biofuels can replace FFs at both price and volume levels.)

2) Low energy intensity (iWENN © production can significantly support this requirement through the increase of jobs and investment returns. In brief, the economics of the iWENN © Protocol can stimulate a global economic stimulus lasting decades simply due to the vast scale build out potential.)

3) A world population of 9 billion by year 2100 (Global economic stimulus from iWENN © expansion may reduce pressure among the lower economic class to have larger families as larger families are primarily a form of economic security.)

4) Use of croplands increase due to bio-energy production (Marine based iWENN © biofuel alleviates this factor as well as supports cropland carbon sink rates due to biochar production and use a.k.a. BECCS)

5) More intensive animal husbandry (Marine protein from off-shore iWENN © recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) operations meets this requirement.)

6) Methane emissions reduced by 40 per cent (Non-methane iWENN © biofuels can displace natural gas in the market and thus reduce overall emissions of methane.)

7) CO2 emissions stay at today’s level until 2020, then decline and become negative in 2100(The iWENN © Protocol can achieve this requirement with negative emissions being achieved around 2035-2040.)

8) CO2 concentrations peak around 2050, followed by a modest decline to around 400 ppm by 2100 (With aggressive iWENN © deployment, this requirement can be realized at a far more aggressive rate. )



Q&A With Impact Assessment Fellow Yi Huang

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