The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

The 2018 New Climate Economy report

The 2018 report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is now available online to view or download. The New Climate Economy finds that bold action on climate could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits to 2030 (cumulative) compared with business-as-usual. It highlights the momentum already underway, the urgent need for acceleration, and the key actions that would achieve this acceleration – in 5 key economic systems including water.
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From World Water Week: City Water Resilience Framework & Resilient Water Governance

AGWA is part of an ongoing effort to help make cities more prepared for and resilient to shocks and stresses to their water systems. The City Water Resilience Framework is a project developed by Arup with support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Leaders from the project gathered together at World Water Week last month to discuss early observations, reflect on the importance of governance, and lay out the potential role of the Framework in helping cities prioritize actions and investments to become more resilient.
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Nominations for Stockholm Water Prize 2019

It is already time to start submitting nominations for the next Stockholm Water Prize. Our colleagues at SIWI are seeking nominees that have made great contributions to the water community. The nomination period is open until 30 September.

From SIWI:
"The world’s most prestigious water award, Stockholm Water Prize, honours women, men and organizations whose work contributes to the conservation and protection of water resources, and to the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants. All who have made extraordinary water-related achievements are eligible. Submit your nomination! Anyone can submit and it only takes a few minutes to do so."

Find more details about the nominating process and eligibility requirements at http://www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/nominate/.
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New Episode of #ClimateReady Podcast | "Adapting funding to fund adaptation: Tales from Manila"

How can we know if a climate adaptation project will be effective and useful? Unlike mitigation and meeting emission reduction targets, adaptation measures are often open to interpretation. Yet institutions funding these efforts are expected to use standard evaluation criteria to distinguish between options and maximize impact and return on investment.

In this episode of the ClimateReady Podcast, we talk with a global expert from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) who also happens to have a background with the UNFCCC -- giving her policy, operational, and investment insights. Xianfu Lu is the ADB’s focal point for climate change adaptation and she schools us about how finance institutions are influencing adaptation projects, as well as how investment is shaped by climate and development policies. We also learn about the perception of climate change in Asia in contrast to other regions.

Following the main interview, we have a “Postcard from the Future” featuring Kathryn Pharr, a researcher at the University of Oxford, who brings us a message from a popular environmental superhero of the 1990s.
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AGWA Updates: September 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the September issue by clicking here. You'll want to check out this issue to learn about the incredible amount of activity taking place within the AGWA network. Plus, as always it is full of the latest news on the intersection of climate and water from the fields of climate change adaptation, climate finance, policy, and much more. Stay updated! Stay informed!

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