Climate , Finance
Global Water Partnership
This event will highlight the role of water-related investments in enabling countries to adapt to climate change. A global synthesis of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) conducted by the UNFCCC showed that the climate hazards most commonly identified by countries are floods and droughts. Further, the top sectors prioritized in national adaptation efforts – water, agriculture, health, ecosystems, infrastructure, forestry, energy, DRR, food security, coastal protection, fisheries – are all inherently linked to water.
This event will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by countries in preparing and implementing water-related investments to deliver on their NDCs. Based on the Global Water Partnership’s analysis of the NDCs of its 80 country partners, the event will bring together a diverse range of organizations to explore the concrete water-related implications of NDCs. African countries, climate financiers, MDBs, and development partners will share perspectives on identifying climate impacts and evaluating a range of water management responses, designing climate-responsive water investments, and accessing climate finance.