Implementing the Paris agenda. The waterway forward

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 8 December 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Contact: 
b.avila@unesco.org

In the framework of COP 21, the side event "Implementing the Paris Agenda; water as the summoning power?" addresses the water-related issues induced by climate change.

The goal is to raise awareness on the relationship between climate-change and water, and on how to effectively deal with climate change-related water issues, in terms of sustainable management.

This event will give the general public an opportunity to discover different perspectives on how to effectively take integrated climate and water actions, and to meet experts and laymen alike and discuss, learn and share their thoughts on the way towards a common future.

COP 21 is an important milestone for climate action. Governments, civil society and cities representatives, the private sector and academia are all gathering in Paris to work towards a binding agreement and a forceful action agenda.

Water underpins all development aspects and is a key building block for prosperity. It is a key to economic growth, political and social stability as well as sustainable development. Water hazards induced by climate change present a substantial risk for the peoples in affected areas. Priority must therefore be given to water resilience, and promoting effective climate and water policies.

The Hall-Bar event “Implementing the Paris agenda. The waterway forward”, is organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute in collaboration with UNESCO-IHP and OECD.