The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Call for comments: Primer on Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management

UN Environment – DHI, UN Environment, and IUCN invite comments on an upcoming publication on Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for Water Management.

A follow up to the UNEP’s Green Infrastructure Guide, this ‘Quick Guide’ is a primer for understanding the multiple benefits of NBS in water management, and identifying entry points to scaling up implementation, based on existing integrated approaches to stakeholder participation.

All feedback on the advanced draft (download here) is welcome, including relevant case study submissions.

The deadline for comments is 15 May, 2018. Feedback and comments can be sent directly to UN-DHI. Read More...

AGWA Updates: April 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the April 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 related to climate change, climate finance, policy, and much more. It's well worth your time!

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4 things to know about the ‘Omnipresent’ youth at the World Water Forum 8!

This guest blog was written by Shabana Abbas of the Water Youth Network.

Water Youth Network (WYN), one of the leading global networks of young water professionals and students was at the recent 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia. We seized this opportunity to demonstrate the potential of young professionals and the meaningful contributions that they are making or can make in the water world and beyond.

In the words of one of our senior partners in the water sector, ‘We were impressed by the omnipresence of Water Youth Network at the forum and would like to see how we can further strengthen our partnership with them’.

So, here are four things you need to know about youth’s contribution at the forum: Read More...

The ClimateReady Podcast | Looking Back at Season 1

With Season 1 of the #ClimateReady Podcast now wrapped up, it's time to take a look back at all the great episodes. If you haven't already done so, make sure to listen, rate, and review!


New OECD Reports: Global State of National Urban Policy & National Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has released two new reports focusing on national urban policies.

Global State of National Urban Policy
Covering 150 countries, this is the first comprehensive report which monitors and evaluates National Urban Policies at the global scale, using a clearly defined common methodology that allows international benchmarking of NUP. It is also a significant contribution to the monitoring and implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.