Financing climate change adaptation in transboundary basins
10/08/16 Filed in: Workshop
You are cordially invited to the global workshop on “Financing climate change adaptation in transboundary basins” which will be held on 13-14 September 2016 in Geneva, back-to-back with the 8th meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate on 15 September. The workshop is organized in the framework of the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, in cooperation with several international partners, such as the World Bank Group, AGWA, IUCN and WMO.
In light of the outcomes of COP21 and in view of the upcoming COP22 in Morocco, the workshop aims to facilitate implementation and financing of basin-wide adaptation - from strategies and plans to concrete measures - while considering differences in transboundary basins’ governance, administrative structure and mandate. It will also consider the current global climate finance infrastructure, barriers and challenges in accessing climate finance for water and discuss how to ensure transboundary aspects are taken into account in national and local projects, where relevant. Private sector and innovative finance mechanisms will also be considered and AGWA’s work on green bonds and CRIDA will be presented.
The workshop will bring together water practitioners and authorities responsible for addressing climate change impacts, at the national and transboundary levels, with representatives of bilateral and multilateral donors, financing institutions and the private sector. It will be organized in an interactive manner to allow different modes of exchanges among participants. The meeting is open to experts representing governmental authorities, non-governmental and international organizations as well as other interested stakeholders. Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register and complete the online registration by 1 September 2016
For more information and registration please see:http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=42218#/
We look forward to seeing you at the events!