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Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security

Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security

Objective

MAGIC is a proposal coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in collaboration with partners which have a proven and track record in their respective fields of competence.

Our objective is to open the path towards a new way of managing the Nexus in which researchers and decision makers work together in the search for development strategies that can contribute to the smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth required by the EU 2020 Strategy, while maintaining a leading and informed participation in international discussions about global issues, like climate change or food security.

In order to do so, MAGIC deploys a set of novel, cutting-edge and system-oriented approaches that originates from system ecology, bio-economics and Science and Technology Studies. Their combination allows MAGIC to highlights if a certain mix of EU policies results in undesirable or unforeseen outcomes. Climate, water, land energy, and food modeling are integrated into a socio- and bio-economics framework using an iterative and participatory method. Significant care is taken to embed these ideas and approaches within the advisory and decision making functions of the European Commission.

Impacts are twofold.

First, MAGIC contributes a methodological framework where the needs for advice of different DG in the design of development strategies for the EU are covered using a method that can embrace the complexity of the nexus, for a better understanding of the interactions it holds.

Second, the project provides ‘on the flight’ advice to the EC about the timeliness and soundness for the EU 2020 Strategy and the EU position in international agreements of EU policies -like the Water Framework Directive, the Common Agricultural Policy, or the Low-Carbon Economy Strategy- and targets of implementing technologies -such as fracking, desalination, biofuels and GMOs.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Address

Campus De La Uab Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 745 837,50

Participants (8)

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THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 892 600

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 973 125

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 689 026,25

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 627 450

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 766 910

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 641 085

CLIMATE ANALYTICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 645 477,50

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CANARIAS, S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 476 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689669

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 457 761,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 457 761,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain