The Nexus between Energy, Food, Land Use, and Water
Application of a Multi-Scale Integrated Approach


  • The Nexus Assessment Project was commissioned by the Energy Team of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

    and sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Mario Giampietro

Mario Giampietro

Mario is an expert in energy analysis and integrated assessment of sustainability issues. He is the nexus-assessment project leader and the ‘father’ of the innovative scientific approach, Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM). He is the President of LIPHE4 and ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).