The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

COP23

Shaping the Global Climate Action Agenda for Resilience - What's next after COP23?

COP23 is now finished, but what do the outcomes mean for the global Climate Action Agenda on Resilience? Experts Maarten van Aalst (Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre) and Saleemul Huq (IIED) will shed a light! Join this webinar and ask your questions, or learn from others.
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Endogenous Technologies and the Natural Capital: Cross-Sectorial Capacities & Adaptation

Endogenous technologies are the first climate technologies, developed through millennia by indigenous communities in response to climate, natural resources and local needs. Historically, they embraced a diverse range of sectors, water management, forestry and agriculture to infrastructure and the built environment.

Since 1970, socio-economic changes have led to the decline of these technologies and it has become apparent that sometimes imported foreign technologies and solutions are not passing the test of time. Growing vulnerability of some regions due to adverse climate change effects, political as well as economic instability means that there is a pressing need to adapt endogenous technologies in developing countries in order to build local resilience. Use of regional materials, labour and adaptation of local »know how« will provide impactful and cost-effective solutions for a long term self-sufficient sustainable development model.

This COP23 side event will take place on 13 November and will be moderated by AGWA's Coordinator, Dr. John Matthews. Read more about the event below.
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2nd International Conference on Water and Climate: Fostering Dialogue on the Road to COP23

Following the success of the first International Conference on Water and Climate, held in Rabat in July 2016, the World Water Council, with the support of the CoP22 Presidency as represented by the Delegate Ministry for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, and with the collaboration of other international partners, would like to renew this experience. However, in order to be in line with the overall guidelines provided for multi-stakeholder engagement within the UNFCCC CoP23 process, this edition would be more focused in terms of numbers and types of attendees and also in terms of themes that would be evoked.

As for the past edition, the principle objective of the meeting is to mobilize and encourage a range of political, institutional, technical, and scientific stakeholders to work together so that water remains an important element of climate discussions within CoP23 in November of 2017.
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The 2nd International Conference on Water and Climate: On the road to CoP23

Following the success of the first International Conference on Water and Climate "Water Security for Climate Justice" held in Rabat in July 2016, the World Water Council, with the support of the CoP22 Chair as represented by the State Secretariat for Water of the Kingdom of Morocco, and with the collaboration of other international partners, will organize the second edition of the event on 3-4 October in Marseille, France.
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