Can global policy drive local sustainable water resource management decisions and projects? In 2015, the UNFCCC Paris Agreement was signed using Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as the country-level mechanism for climate mitigation targets, with the opportunity to also include climate adaptation needs. While many of the NDCs explicitly prioritize water, they describe goals and aspirations rather than projects or the many institutions and required financing necessary to implement these targets. Thus, the intensifying use of water for climate mitigation and adaptation at the project level may not represent national policy coherence or best practices.
Donors increasingly embark on initiatives emphasizing the role of NDCs in sustainable and climate resilient development in order to foster effective, fundable, and funded projects that will meet global policy objectives. How can we ensure that the water necessary for clean energy, equitable transboundary management, robust adaptation and economic development, cities and sanitation, and resilient ecosystems reflects best practices as NDCs begin to crystallize from aspirations into projects?
Here, we will discuss how global climate policy is reshaping both technical and political cooperation, synergies, and tensions between governance levels, sectors, policy areas, and countries.When:
Wednesday, 29 August; 11:00-12:30Venue:
FH Congress Hall AEvent website: Click hereConvenors:
World Wide Fund for Nature / Inter-American Development Bank / National Water Commission, Mexico / CAF - Development Bank of Latin America / RTI International