20/08/19 Filed in: Press Release
Climate change presents a new range of threats, drivers, and uncertainties in how we interact with freshwater ecosystems, but recently developed approaches to cope with climate impacts will ensure that source waters can survive — and thrive — into the future, according to a new report published by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA).
“Water is our connector — linking cities, businesses, infrastructure, energy, agriculture, and disaster prevention. If we can make our water choices resilient, we can prepare all these sectors for future impacts,” says John Matthews, Executive Director of AGWA and lead author of Wellspring: Source Water Resilience and Climate Adaptation
. “Assumptions that future climate and hydrological conditions will be similar to the past no longer apply. Actions that represented best practices five year ago we now know could lock us into bad decisions that could hurt our economies and ecosystems for decades.” Read More...
24/10/18 Filed in: Announcement
How do we make better informed decisions for water management given future uncertainty? How can we mainstream robust, flexible approaches? And how can we institutionalize these methods into consistent, replicable outcomes?
CRIDA -- Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis
-- provides stepwise planning guidance for water resources planners and managers to implement resilient water management globally, with a strong ecological element.
Just published by UNESCO and written through a partnership with Deltares, the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), the Rijkswaterstaat, The World Bank, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), and many others, including strong support from Colorado State Water Center, The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. CRIDA has already been applied in more than a dozen projects, across five continents.Download your copy today!
14/09/18 Filed in: Report
The 2018 report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is now available online
to view or download. The New Climate Economy
finds that bold action on climate could deliver US$26 trillion in economic benefits to 2030 (cumulative) compared with business-as-usual. It highlights the momentum already underway, the urgent need for acceleration, and the key actions that would achieve this acceleration – in 5 key economic systems including water. Read More...
15/11/17 Filed in: Policy
The Yearbook of Global Climate Action was launched today at a high level GCA event during COP23. The Marrakech Partnership’s 2017 Yearbook of Climate Action
, drawing from thematic and regional meetings, summarizes the achievements in climate action over the last year.
The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action
was launched in COP22 in Marrakech to provide a strong roadmap for the UNFCCC process to catalyze and support climate action by Parties and non-Party stakeholders in the period from 2017 to 2020. The partnerships and initiatives of non-Party stakeholders, through the Marrakech Partnership, and in cooperation with national governments, aim to take immediate action on climate, consistent with the full implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
This Yearbook demonstrates that non-Party stakeholders are steadily progressing with climate action. Read More...