The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

OOSKAnews Voices: Warming Climate, Rising Waters at the Paris COP: Green Bonds, #ClimateIsWater, and Marrakesh

OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.

In this piece, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) reflects on his experiences at the recently concluded COP21 talks in Paris.

Since the latest Conference of Parties concluded in Paris last month, there has been much time to reflect on what accomplished – and what remains to be done. Expectations had never been higher than the lead up to COP21. The event brought together world leaders and almost 50,000 participants in hopes of coming up with a major climate agreement. Unlike previous COPs, water became an important component of discussions. This article focuses on the rising waters of climate policy that are relevant to the full water community. You can find the full article for free at
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