Back to CESC

The Role of Renewable Energy in Achieving Water, Energy, and Food Security Under Climate Change Constraints in South Asia


Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems


16 November 2022

The surging energy demand in South Asia faces challenges due to costly conventional sources, unsustainable energy practices, and high emissions. Despite significant renewable energy potential, particularly hydropower being underutilized, it jeopardizes food, water, and energy security. This article highlights renewable energy’s role in enhancing South Asian countries’ security and suggests strategies for better resources utilization. It emphasizes hydropower and renewables, discusses multilateral energy trade, and advocates a nexus approach for integrated planning.