Raising awareness on water and climate at COP23

    In view of raising political awareness for water within the climate change discussions, the World Water Council and its partners are engaging in this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (CoP23), 6-17 November 2017, Bonn, Germany.

    In addition to carrying the voice of water with the #ClimateIsWater initiative, and supporting its members and their events throughout COP23, the Council is co-coordinating Water Day, which will be held on 10 November as part of the non-state actor engagement mechanism of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA).

    Water Day will highlight the innovative work that is being done by the Council and its partners and facilitate opportunities for increased collaboration moving forward. This year’s Water Day sessions are focused on exploring the critical linkages between water and the global climate adaptation, mitigation and finance agendas, knowledge and capacity development, as well as  Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 11 on Zero Hunger and Sustainable Cities and Communities respectively.

    Furthermore, on 11 November, the Council and the Moroccan Government will be co-organizing an event to launch the revised edition of the Blue Book, to highlight the Water for Africa initiative and to promote the King Hassan II World Water Prize.

    More about the Council’s Water and Climate program here.