The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Message from the Coordinator: AGWA & UNFCCC Regional Adaptation Workshops

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Greetings! At the end of April, I got an email from the UN climate change convention (the UNFCCC) asking to set up a call. Such emails (and calls) are not that unusual, though the UNFCCC body was new to me - the “consultative group of experts,” or CGE.

The call began by my colleagues saying, We were asking many of our colleagues who was an expert on assessing climate risk for water, and many people — well, everyone, really — said to contact AGWA. We’re organizing three regional workshops for roughly a total of 130 national governments on the how to help countries and communities adjust to climate impacts expressed through freshwater.
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Green Bonds as Financial Instruments for NDC Implementation

On 17 July the UNDP NDC Support Programme hosted a webinar on "Green Bonds as Financial Instruments for NDC Implementation." A video of the event, including presentations, is now available online.

The event provides a brief overview of the topic of green bonds, barriers for international debt capital markets to invest in a consistent manner into emerging markets, how aggregation of project assets and refinancing through proceeds of green bonds can accelerate NDC implementation. It considers structures that can be designed for replication across countries. This is accompanied by three inspiring examples of how such investment structures can work in practice.
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AGWA Updates: July 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the July 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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New Online Course: Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management

In October 2018 TU Delft will launch a new online course Adaptive Planning for Infrastructure and Water Management to help professionals identify 'deep' uncertainties, anticipate change and design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems.

In this six-week online course participants will learn by doing: using an electronic serious game -especially adapted for this course- participants will gain experience in decision-making under uncertainty, use their self-made adaptation pathway maps, and evaluate these under different scenarios. Read More...
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New report “Finance options and instruments for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA): Overview and compilation of ten examples”

A new report developed by GIZ provides an overview of available public and private financing sources to implement and sustain EbA measures. It highlights ten practical and illustrative examples to inspire project developers and practitioners interested in exploring different ways to access resources and engagement models for EbA financing. The full report is available here.
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AGWA Dinner in Stockholm Leading up to World Water Week

For anyone attending World Water Week in Stockholm, you are welcome to join fellow members of AGWA for an informal dinner on Friday, 24 August. The friendly dinner will take place the day before AGWA's Annual Meeting and two days before WWW officially kicks off. It's a great opportunity to catch up with fellow members, connect with colleagues, and meet new faces.

The dinner will take place at 8:00 pm at Waipo in Stockholm (https://waipo.se/). Check back on our World Water Week webpage for updated details in the coming week. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the RSVP form below to give us an idea for reservations and dietary restrictions. We hope to see you in Stockholm!

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