06/01/20 Filed in: Article
Representatives of AGWA and WRI have written an article published by Global Water Forum on "Financing sustainable growth through climate bonds
." In this short essay, the authors demonstrate the integral role of finance as a tool for addressing climate change — including specific messages for the water management community. The essay highlights the work being led by Climate Bonds Initiative to standardize green and climate bonds for adaptation, mitigation, and resilience. A specific set of criteria for evaluating water infrastructure projects, which includes resilient nature-based solutions, has been growing in use. So far, more than 8 billion USD for climate-resilient water infrastructure from private sector investors, across six continents, over the past three years. Read More...
03/07/18 Filed in: Report
A new report developed by GIZ provides an overview of available public and private financing sources to implement and sustain EbA measures. It highlights ten practical and illustrative examples to inspire project developers and practitioners interested in exploring different ways to access resources and engagement models for EbA financing. The full report is available here
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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...
16/03/17 Filed in: Policy
This guest blog was written by Stephanie Lyons, Policy Analyst (Water Security and Climate Change) for WaterAid's Global Policy Team. Ms. Lyons represented the AGWA Policy Group at the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance meeting in Bonn, which took place March 7-9. The following report outlines future plans for the SCF in 2017 and beyond.
The 15th meeting of the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) brought together the SCF’s member countries
and observers to take forward its work in 2017. This was the first of two SCF meetings for 2017 (aside from the SCF Forum); the second meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 18-22 September 2017. An abridged summary of the SCF’s main agreements follows; detailed daily summaries are available from the Climate Finance Advisory Service
and documented outcomes are available from the UNFCCC Secretariat
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07/03/17 Filed in: Policy Brief
The AGWA policy group, coordinated by SIWI, has released a new policy brief
outlining successful steps towards implementation of the Paris Agreement.
One of the keys to fulfill the goals set in the Paris Agreement will be wise water management. Water was on the agenda at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh (COP22), and its key role in strengthening resilience to climate change cannot be overstated. The role of water holds great potential for synergies in adaptation and mitigation, as illustrated in the priorities outlined in the national climate plans. In this policy brief, developed by members of the AGWA policy group, recommendations on how water can inform the implementation of the Paris Agreement, illustrated through its role in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are presented.
You can find out more on the AGWA Policy Group by visiting our Policy page
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