Water – Vital for Climate Action: towards Strengthened NDCs
This side event analyses the role of water in NDCs (nationally determined contributions). It discusses options for the water and climate policy communities on how to enhance the potential in NDCs, and develop bankable projects with concrete water related mitigation and adaptation measures.
The main impacts of climate change are felt through changes in water. Water plays a key role in NDCs (nationally determined contributions) and it is the most prioritised sector in the adaptation parts of NDCs. Many NDCs also stress the role of water in mitigation through greenhouse gas reductions from energy use and wastewater handling.
However, the way in which NDCs treat water related adaptation and mitigation actions varies immensely. There is a strong need to raise awareness and specify the role of water to accelerate climate action and sustainable development at the national level.
This side event analyses the status quo of NDCs. It develops recommendations for the water and climate policy communities on how to enhance the potential in NDCs, and develop bankable projects with concrete water related mitigation and adaptation measures that contribute to both the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda.
Morocco, Jordan and Peru will highlight innovative approaches to advance adaptation and mitigation actions in the water sector and raise ambitions in NDCs.
Interconnections Zone, DIE Bonn
Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10 am till 1 pm