We believe the strengthening of Brazil’s resilience to global economic and environmental changes, particularly in the areas of food, water and energy, can only take place through the implementation of effective policy frameworks in collaboration between stakeholders, researchers and policy-makers. In this context, each of these groups need to be empowered to play their respective role, and knowledge generation from this project aims at just that. Informing policy-making effectively for successfully managing a sustainability transition can take place in different ways: through engagement of the policy sphere by the academic sector, through consultation and engagement of civil society and stakeholders with policy-makers, and through efficient consultancy for governments.
All the knowledge resultant from the BRIDGE project will be retained by academics and researchers, who will engage with stakeholders, the local and national government in Brazil in order to inform with a strong evidence base a sustainable transition in the Water-Energy-Energy nexus. Such a transformation requiring to be scientifically informed at every stage, the analysis capacity produced in this project will require to be maintained, further improved and used beyond the end of this project in collaboration with the authorities and relevant policy actors.