An IAEA proposal has been put forward that would seek to ameliorate problems such as the recent food price crisis by helping planners and policymakers to plan better use of water, energy and land. Presented at a high-level UN meeting last month, the new service would merge three IAEA offerings and assist countries in coordinating planning activities with a view to respecting resource interdependencies.

Most resource arrangements currently occur in separate and disconnected institutional entities. But since water, energy and land use are closely linked to one another, the way forward would seek sustainable solutions that would take a universal view of forecasting and planning resource use.

Full Story: Seeking Equilibrium on Water, Energy and Land Use

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) serves as the world's foremost intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology. Established as an autonomous organization under the United Nations (UN) in 1957, the IAEA carries out programmes to maximize the useful contribution of nuclear technology to society while verifying its peaceful use.

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