The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Water & climate change policy: A brief history for future progress | Part 2

The second installment in a series of three articles on water and climate change policy has just been released by Global Water Forum. The three-part series is written by a group of AGWA members including the Co-Chairs, Coordinator, and Policy Group members. The articles will examine the co-evolution of water and climate change policy over the past 20 years. Part two also tells the story of AGWA's creation.

While the first period of international cooperation on water and climate change policy (roughly 2000–2010) emphasized the connection between water and climate adaptation, the second period (through 2016) has transitioned towards viewing water as essential to both climate mitigation and climate adaptation and to having a more explicit role within UNFCCC institutions and processes.

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