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AGWA and SIWI Join EU Horizon 2020 Project on Nature Insurance Value: Assessment and Demonstration (NAIAD)

Earlier this month, AGWA and SIWI participated in a series of kick-off meetings in Valladolid, Spain for a new three-year EU project called Nature Insurance Value: Assessment and Demonstration (NAIAD). The project is coordinated by the Duero River Basin Authority and funded under the European Horizon 2020 Program. The goal of the project is to operationalize the insurance value of ecosystems to reduce the human and economic cost of risks associated with water (floods and droughts) by developing and testing - with key insurers and municipalities - the concepts, tools, applications and instruments (business models) necessary for its mainstreaming. Over 25 organizations from around 13 countries took part in the kick-off meetings.

AGWA and SIWI will contribute to the policy & mainstreaming, communications & dissemination, and basins models & financing instruments components of the project over the coming months and years.
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Joint Statement on Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP 13) is currently taking place in Cancun, Mexico. The CBD CoP runs from 4 - 17 December 2016.

December 6th was designated as Climate Change Day at the Conference of Parties. To mark the occasion, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands prepared a joint statement with UNDP, the European Commission, and the Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR).

You can view or download the joint statement here.
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