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INVITATION | World Water Week

| Water management is critical for adapting to and mitigating climate change. This event discusses water interactions, implementation and financing in the process of enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. How can countries improve the coordination of their water and climate work? NDC Focal Points share their experience and insights.

As most countries are in the process of revising, updating or enhancing their national climate plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for COP26, there is an opportunity to improve the integration of water as a critical resource. Many countries have already identified water as a key element for adapting to the effects of climate change. However, emission reduction opportunities and potential interactions of water with other sectoral measures have not yet been sufficiently considered.

This session offers an opportunity to learn about climate and water coordination from countries that have successfully included water in their enhanced NDCs.


| Format:

Two countries will share their experiences regarding the integration of water in NDCs. This will be followed by short presentations providing tips and resources for water and climate coordination, including highlights about climate-water interactions and cross-sectoral interdependencies; challenges and success factors from implementing NDCs and National Adaptation Plans; and tips for accessing finance for water & climate work.

Overall, the discussions will be framed by the current context of linking the NDC revision process to the Covid-19 pandemic, including requirements to Build Back Better and opportunities for Green Recovery.


| Programme

17.00 – Introduction

Including water in NDC Enhancement and Green Recovery:

Opening remarks by Pradeep Kurukulasuriya, Director – Nature, Climate and Energy & Executive Coordinator – Environmental Finance, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

17.10 – National experience of bringing water into the NDC process:

Interview with Ms. Cristina Rodriguez, Director of Adaptation, Ministry of Environment (MINAM), Peru

17.20 –  National experience of bringing water into the NDC process:

Interview with Mr. Ahmed Yusuf, Director General, Ministry of Environment, Somalia

17.30 –  Tips and resources on water and climate coordination

Climate/Water Interlinkages

Implementing NDCs and National Action Plans

Financing climate & water interventions

Presentation by Ingrid Timboe, Policy Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)

17.40 –  Highlights from the Chat

17.45 –   END


| Questions to the participants will be posed using PollEv.

| Event Moderator: Danielle Gaillard-Picher, Global Coordinator – Water and Climate Processes, Global Water Partnership (GWP)

| Interviewer: Katharina Davis, Climate Change Specialist – NDC Support Programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


| Convenors

Alliance for Global Water Adaptation

Global Water Partnership

Stockholm International Water Institute

United Nations Development Programme

World Resources Institute