UN DESA and UNDP conducted a training workshop on the Climate, Land, Energy and Water Systems (CLEWs) integrated analysis in La Paz, Bolivia from 16 to 20 April 2018. The Global CLEWS model provides useful insights about the relationships among water, energy, climate, and land and material use at the global scale. It was developed to inform Rio+20 discussions and will soon be upgraded to provide useful insights about the interlinkages among climate, land, materials, energy and water underlying the relationships among many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Progressing towards the Sustainable Development Goals requires looking at synergies and trade-offs among different goals. Modelling is a great way to analyze and compare different scenarios.

One of the objectives of the workshop was building an inter-ministerial analytical team in support of policy coherence for sustainable development. Incorporating the expertise from different institutions enriched the discussions and supported the integrated analysis with important insights and perspectives. Participants were engaged in hands-on exercises with the CLEWs framework, exploring key policy areas of interest to the Government, namely; i) energy exports; ii) bio-fuels production; iii) water quality and treatment; iv) introduction of gas-to-liquids technology, and v) agricultural modernization. At the end of the workshop, preliminary results from the scenario modelling exercises were presented.

The workshop was attended by 28 government officials from several institutions, including the Social and Economic Policy Analysis Unit (UDAPE) of UN DESA, the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD), the Ministry of Environment and Water (MMAyA), the transmission system operator (CNDC), the National Electricity Supply Company (ENDE), the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (SENAMHI), the state-owned oil and gas company (YPFB), the Ministry of Rural Development and Land (MDTyR ), the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Hydrocarbons and staff from the UNDP-CO.

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