Resource nexus perspectives towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Raimund Bleischwitz, University College London (UK)
Debate around increasing demand for natural resources is often framed in terms of a ‘nexus’, which is perhaps at risk of becoming a buzz word. A nexus between what? Over what scales? And what are the consequences of such a nexus? A five-nodes definition is discussed, which might lead to a reload of climate policy with buy-in from supply-chain managers and resource-rich developing countries.