Climate & Water

Webinar Series

Coordinating, Implementing and Financing National Climate and Water Policy Frameworks


What are the climate webinars?

The webinar series set out to contribute to strengthen climate and water linkages in national frameworks such as NDCs, NAPs and various investment mechanisms. It aims in particular to highlight climate and water inter-linkages and contribute to improve the coordination across climate and water decision-makers and professionals; provide examples of coordination and implantation mechanisms and introduce the financing landscape of climate and water.

The learning objectives of these webinars are:

  • To build awareness and understanding on linkages between climate and water
  • To build awareness and understanding on plans and tools to support implementation of water and climate coordination
  • To build awareness and understanding on financing mechanisms on climate ad water coordination

The webinars

9 July: “Water and Climate Coordination”: Supporting the NDCs under the Paris Agreement

On our first webinar we will discuss how improved cross-sector understanding and knowledge among climate and water decision-makers and professionals contribute to improved coordination between climate change and water decision-making. It will introduce a practical tool for identifying climate and water inter-linkages.

Speakers: Ingrid Timboe, AGWA; David Hebart Coleman, SIWI; Håkan Tropp, SIWI; Marianne Kjellén, UNDP; Case study 1: Marcelo Mena, Center for Climate Action at PUCV and former Minister of Environment, Chile; Case study 2: Joachim A. Abungba, Water Resources Commission, Ghana.

16 July: “Implementation” 

Our second webinar aims to help countries to understand the different processes and tools that can help in adaptation planning and implementation, starting from the strategic level adaptation planning up to local level adaptation actions.

Speakers: Kidane Jembere, GWP; David Hebart Coleman, SIWI; Anjali Lohani, GWP.

23 July: “Climate finance”

The third webinar aims to introduce the three main global climate finance mechanisms and further zoom in to the GCF - understanding its mandate, investment criteria, its operational modalities, funding windows and procedures for accessing resources for climate resilient water initiatives.

Speakers: Mr. Alex Simalabwi, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Mr. Damian Indij, Cap-Net, Mr. Alastair Morrison, former GCF Water Specialist, Mr. Jason Spensley, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Mr. Farayi Madziwa, Adaptation Fund (AF), Mr. Ramesh Tripathi, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Mr. Hakan Tropp, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

24 August: Enhancing the NDCs: An Opportunity for Addressing Water Interactions 

To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 World Water Weeks, WWWeek at Home is taking place between 24 and 28 August 2020. The session “Enhancing the NDCs: An Opportunity for Addressing Water Interactions” will bring light into water and climate interactions.

This event discussed water interactions in adapting to and mitigating climate change, implementation and financing in the process of enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The session addressed how countries can improve the coordination of their water and climate work through sharing the experience and insights from NDC Focal Points.

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Useful resources

Enhancing NDCs – A guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans by 2020

Preparing to Adapt: The Untold Story of Water in Climate Change Adaptation Processes

Addressing water in National Adaptation Plans (GWP 2019). Water supplement to the UNFCCC NAP Technical Guidelines

Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme Guidebook