World Water Week at Home 2020

To help bridge the gap between the 2019 and 2021 World Water Weeks, WWWeek At Home will take place between 24 and 28 August 2020. Developed in partnership between Cap-Net, UNDP, Global Water Partnership, AGWA, SIWI, the Water Governance Facility and the World Resources Institute, the session “Enhancing the NDCs: An Opportunity for Addressing Water Interactions” will bring light into water and climate interactions. 

This event on 24 August 2020 at 17 hrs (CEST) aims to discuss 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 will address how countries can improve the coordination of their water and climate work through sharing the experience and insights from NDC Focal Points.

Two countries will share their experiences regarding the integration of water in NDCs. This will be followed by short presentations providing tips and resources for water and climate coordination, including highlights about climate-water interactions and cross-sectoral interdependencies; challenges and success factors from implementing NDCs and National Adaptation Plans; and tips for accessing finance for water & climate work.

Overall, the discussions will be framed by how the current context of the Covid-19 pandemic will affect the NDC revision process , including efforts to Build Back Better and opportunities for Green Recovery. 

As most countries are in the process of revising, updating or enhancing their national climate plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for COP26, there is an opportunity to improve the integration of water as a critical resource.  Many countries have already identified water as a key element for adapting to the effects of climate change. However, emission reduction opportunities and potential interactions of water with other sectoral measures have not yet been sufficiently considered.

This session offers an opportunity to learn about climate and water coordination from countries that have successfully included water in their enhanced NDCs. 

The event will be held in Zoom, the link will be shared after you complete your registration form.

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