The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

CDP's Global Water Forum

The challenges of water quantity – namely droughts and floods - frequently hit the headlines. Analysis of the largest global database on water quality by the World Bank warns of an “invisible crisis” of poor water quality that is threatening human and environmental well-being and slashing the economic potential of whole countries.

Large industrial companies have legal, ethical and financial obligations to responsibly manage their pollution potential. To thrive, they must realise the commercial opportunities and competitive advantages this presents. Wastewater is a vast untapped resource - of water, energy and precious materials - and rethinking the value we place on it, is key to transitioning to a water secure, zero carbon future.

Join CDP's Global Water Forum for an online, interactive event, to explore what water pollution issues mean for businesses and investors.

5th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment

As part of its extensive work on green finance and investment, the OECD has convened the annual Forum on Green Finance and Investment (formerly known as the Green Investment Financing Forum) since 2014. The Forum, now the annual flagship event of the Centre, gathers senior policy makers and key actors in green finance and investment from around the world for open and action-oriented discussions to advance the global agenda.

This pioneering annual event hosted by the OECD convenes leading actors across the green finance community to help catalyse and support the transition to a green, low-emissions and climate-resilient global economy.

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2018

The sixth session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018), convening under the auspices of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), will take place from 9-18 July 2018. The three-day ministerial meeting of the Forum will take place from 16-18 July, as part of ECOSOC's high-level segment.

The theme of HLPF 2018 will be: ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The sub-set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reviewed in depth by HLPF 2018 will be: SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy), SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), and SDG 15 (life on land). Goal 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development) is also considered each year. In addition, 48 countries are expected to present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Read More...

4th Arab Water Forum

The series of the tri-annual Arab Water Fora continues to promote a regional platform for engaging Arab Water Council (AWC) members, decision makers, water resources experts, practitioners, and institutions into dialogue on all aspects of water management for growth and sustainable development in the Arab region. The 4th Arab Water Forum will be convened by the AWC under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in Egypt.

CDP's Global Water Forum 2015

A water value revolution is underway. A large and growing number of the world’s largest companies and institutional investors have woken up to water’s key role in sustainable economic growth.

You are invited to attend CDP’s 2015 Global Water Forum, taking place on October 22 in Tokyo, Japan. Join in to learn how leading corporations and institutional investors are transforming the market to improve water security worldwide. The Forum will showcase the impact of corporate water reporting, bringing business and investment leaders together to share their water management insights. The event will highlight water’s economic value and provide companies with a pathway from management to strategic action. Read More...

Mekong sub-region Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Resources Management

Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) is calling for applicants to participate in Mekong sub-region Forum on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Resources Management. The Forum aims to update the regional cooperation and disseminate the results of local research and field activity related to climate change adaptation (CCA) and water resources management (WRM) in ASEAN. The Forum results would generate key information and guidelines relating CCA and WRM that would enhance ability, understanding and knowledge of the CSOs as well as to build a regional climate change network. The forum is funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and organized by Thailand Environment Institute (TEI). Read More...