The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

High Level Panel: Raising the Profile of Water Towards COP21 | WWW

It is widely acknowledged that water is at the front lines of climate change. It is the primary channel through which the impacts of climate change will be felt across the key growth drivers of the global economy –agriculture, energy, industry, environment, and the urban sector. However, discussions at COP in the past have mainly focused on the issue of mitigation; while this is clearly a worldwide priority, equally important is the issue of adaptation and the understanding of the impacts of climate change on water resources and key water dependent sectors of the economy. Read more to see how you can watch the event live!

When:
Wednesday 26 August; 14:00-15:30
Where: NL Auditorium / Aulan
Event website: http://programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/4581
Convenor: Stockholm International Water Institute and The World Bank Groups

The objective of this event is to address water in the global climate discourse by more specifically discussing how to raise the agenda of adaptation and water at the upcoming COP21. The high level dialogue with key stakeholders will provide the opportunity to discuss ideas and concrete next steps leading up to the COP21 in Paris. The meeting will be held with a view to contribute to the Lima-Paris Action Agenda as launched by the governments of Peru and France. This event will be available to watch live by clicking on this link to the SIWI Media Hub during the event's allotted time slot (see above).