The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”

Earlier this month there was an important gathering on international water policy. The High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” took place from 20-22 June in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The Conference was organized jointly by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, the United Nations and other partners to facilitate the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, endorsed by UN General Assembly.
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American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018

For the first time, the AGU Fall Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C., with the event marking the launch AGU’s Centennial. A wide variety of events are being planned that will take advantage of this special location that will showcase AGU's science to the U.S. and international policy community, students, and public); leverage the local scientific community, including events with the Smithsonian, National Academies, and others; and, offer field trips to view the local geology and research institutes. The Fall Meeting will also offer more workshops as well as new Tutorial sessions to help students and researchers learn about new approaches and techniques and introduce exciting science in other disciplines.

As the largest Earth and space science gathering in the world, the Fall Meeting brings together a global community of scientists drawn from myriad fields of study whose work protects the health and welfare of people worldwide, spurs innovation, and informs decisions that are critical to the sustainability of the Earth.

AGWA will be participating in the AGU 2018 Fall Meeting. We've submitted proposals for multiple events. AGWA will co-organize a short session on "Aligning the technical analysis to the needs of a decision maker for water resources planning under deeply uncertain futures." AGWA is also helping to organize a proposed science-policy dialogue session around conducting research that is both policy-relevant and actionable.
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Outcomes from "A Deeper Blue for Green Bonds: Water Investment Criteria for Nature-based Solutions"

Interested in learning more about green bonds? Want to hear how cities like San Francisco are funding innovative nature-based solutions through newly established Climate Bonds Standards?

Ceres recently hosted a webinar on the newly launched water criteria focused on nature-based solutions for green bonds. The criteria have been undergoing staged development by the Climate Bonds Initiative, AGWA, Ceres, CDP, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and international experts. The criteria help define and evaluate low carbon and climate resilient water infrastructure projects encompassing two broad components: 1) climate mitigation and 2) climate adaptation/resilience.

If you missed the recent webinar, you can now watch and listen to the event on-demand to learn more about the topic.
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AGWA Updates: June 2018

We have just released the latest issue of AGWA Updates, our internal e-newsletter. You can access the June 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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Join the Roster of Experts of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage

Are you working on averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with impacts of climate change? Join the Roster of Experts of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage to volunteer your specific expertise!

Experts register through the Roster of Experts of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage. Relevant individuals registered in the roster are contacted by the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism to contribute their expertise in undertaking specific activities of the workplan of the Committee. If contacted experts are interested in working with the Committee as invited, voluntary technical work begins.
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