An international initiative for organizations acting for water and climate

  • Water connects sectors - from energy and forests to agriculture and tourism, water has a critical role to play in both mitigation and adaptation

  • Climate change impacts water resources first and foremost

  • Women's lives are the most impacted when facing the adverse effects of climate change, but they are also crucial agents of change

  • Food security, improved nutrition and health will only be achievable if there is water security

  • Sustainable urban water management enables climate resilience in cities

  • Water-wise climate financing is a good investment for all

What is #ClimateIsWater ?

The #ClimateIsWater initiative was launched in late-2015, in the run-up to theParis COP21, based on the premises that:

  • The obvious links between water and climate change have for a long time been ignored in international climate summits
  • To federate members of the water community from around the globe to speak with one voice for water

 

The long-term aim of #ClimateIsWater is to strengthen the position of water within the climate negotiations and the UNFCCC processes. It provides a platform where members of the water community can share information among themselves and beyond their networks, and collaborate to create a louder, unified voice to achieve higher impact in reaching out to the climate community at every level for better consideration of water issues.

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#ClimateIsWater achievements

  • Key actor in the increased attention given to water within the climate debate
  • Organized an official Water Day at COP23 and several events that were associated to #ClimateIsWater
  • Received the COP23 endorsed initiative label

News

  • COP23 – Global Climate Action Water Media Briefing Roundtable

    15.11.17

    Find the Global Climate Action Water Media Briefing Roundtable here.

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  • COP23 – Gobal Climate Action Media Briefing: Energy, Water, Agriculture

    15.11.17

    Find the Global Climate Action Media Briefing for Energy, Water, Agriculture Action Days here.

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  • COP23 – UN CLIMATE PRESS RELEASE / 10 NOV, 2017 Financing Must Triple to Meet Climate and SDG Goals for Water

    15.11.17

    Financing Must Triple to Meet Climate and SDG Goals for Water Bonn, Nov 10 – The majority of national climate plans with an adaptation component which have been submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement prioritise action on water, yet financing would need to triple to 255 billion euros (about USD295 billion) per year to meet such targets. […]

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  • IISD Article on the #CIW Side Event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference

    23.05.17

    The side event entitled “Implementation of NDCs – climate finance for water-related adaptation and mitigation action” and co-convened by Global Water Partnership, International Water Association and World Water Council, three members of the #ClimateIsWater initiative at the Bonn Climate Change Conference was covered by IISD. Find the article here.  

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  • #ClimateIsWater members convene a side event at Bonn Climate Change Conference

    11.05.17

    On the 18th of May at 13:15 Global Water Partnership, International Water Association and World Water Council, three members of the #ClimateIsWater initiative, will convene a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference entitled “Implementation of NDCs – climate finance for water-related adaptation and mitigation action”. Listen to the recording of the event on the […]

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