Articles | Volume 376
01 Feb 2018
 | 01 Feb 2018

Water impacts and water-climate goal conflicts of local energy choices – notes from a Swedish perspective

Rebecka Ericsdotter Engström, Mark Howells, and Georgia Destouni

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To meet the global goals (SDGs) on energy and climate, local communities must move towards sustainable energy systems. Our study explores the indirect water uses linked to the supply of energy in 21 counties of Sweden – the country considered to be most advanced towards meeting the SDGs. Results show that the quantity and geography of energy-related water use vary greatly between counties. Further, local inventories of CO2-emissions or direct water use poorly correlate with these variation.