Webinar Series: Water and Climate Coordination

A 3-part webinar series is held in February and March to strengthen climate and water linkages in national climate action plans such as the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and various investment mechanisms. The series is jointly organised by Cap-Net, UNDP, AGWA, SIWI, Water Governance Facility and GWP. It is the second webinar series organised on the theme water and climate - the first round of webinars were held in July 2020.

The webinars aim in particular to highlight climate and water interlinkages and contribute to improve the coordination across climate and water decision-makers and professionals; provide examples of coordination and implantation mechanisms and introduce the financing landscape of climate and water.

The learning objectives are:

  • To build awareness and understanding on linkages between climate and water
  • To build awareness and understanding on plans and tools to support implementation of water and climate coordination
  • To build awareness and understanding on financing mechanisms on climate and water coordination

18 February: Interactions between water and different sectors

The first webinar will discuss the importance of ensuring that water interactions are considered in the NDCs, as countries adjust development paths as a result of COVID-19 impact on country finances, intersectoral linkages, observations on differences between first and enhanced NDCs. It will introduce a practical tool for identifying climate and water inter-linkages.

25 February: From Commitments to Implementation

In the second webinar, the conversation aims to share experiences in preparing documents that include climate change related activities, as well as their lessons from addressing commitments found in the first round of NDC’s. While it is generally recognised that water and water-related activities were included as priority activities in the first set of NDC’s, with over 80% of NDC’s containing water-related provision, questions remain as to whether the priority was matched during implementation.

4 March: Climate Finance – Exploring Options for Funding Water & Climate

The third webinar aims to build on the learnings of the first webinar that introduced the three main global climate finance mechanisms and their modalities. In this session the emphasis will be on the practicalities of securing finance, obtaining accreditation, and building good investment cases by using examples from successful entities.

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