27/09/17 Filed in: Report
The University of Waterloo's Intact Centre has released a new report on flood resilience in Canada. Preventing Disaster before It Strikes: Developing a Canadian Standard for Flood-Resilient Residential Communities
outlines 20 broadly applicable best practices to design and build new residential communities in Canada that are more flood-resilient. The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) supported the development of the report, which included a national consultation, led by the Intact Centre, with over 100 municipal stormwater management experts, engineering consultants, developers, insurers, homebuilders, environmental organizations and other stakeholders in Canada. Read More...
18/09/17 Filed in: Report
The ‘Bonds and Climate Change: State of the Market 2017
’ report is in-depth analysis of the climate-aligned and labelled green bond markets. The Report quantifies all bonds where proceeds are being used to finance low carbon and climate resilient infrastructure. The dataset of this year's State of the Market includes 3,493 bonds from 1,128 issuers across seven climate themes: transport, energy, multi-sector, water, buildings and industry, waste and pollution, agriculture and forestry. The 2017 report also has a particular focus on cities with ten case studies identifying existing best practice green city bonds issuance along with opportunities for new city based issuance. Read More...
14/09/17 Filed in: Policy Brief
AGWA and SIWI have prepared a policy brief to improve understanding of the linkages between freshwater and oceans when it comes to climate change.
The interface between freshwater and oceans captures the vital development and environmental challenges of our time. Coastal communities and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face increasing socio-economic and environmental risks as a result of climate change. These risks significantly constrain their ability to achieve a sustainable development; and for some, threaten their territorial integrity, economic viability, and survival at large. View or download the document here
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Share your experience and research, and help scale up climate-resilience all over the world. In response to the invitation of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) at its 44th session, the Nairobi work programme (NWP) has opened three calls for submissions in the area of adaptation and climate resilience.
You are invited to post your organization's submission(s) before 20 September 2017
. Your submission will inform the climate negotiations during COP 23 in November 2017, and will be made available to the general public. For further information on the submission process, and to access templates for submission, read more below. Read More...
12/09/17 Filed in: Newsletter
We have just released the September issue of our AGWA Updates
newsletter -- available here
. This issue includes important outcomes from AGWA's Seventh Annual Members Meeting and other World Water Week events.AGWA Updates
covers a great deal of the latest climate and water news. You'll find sections on ecosystem and infrastructure trends, adaptive governance and policy, sustainable finance, and many upcoming events. Plus, it highlights funding opportunities and the a particularly large section on recent publications. Enjoy! Read More...
05/09/17 Filed in: Announcement
Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has released its new Water Strategy. The document outlines BMZ's key contributions to implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Notably, BMZ voices its support for AGWA as an international network "in the field of water scarcity and water in the context of climate adaptation" (p20). Read More...