The Water for Climate Pavilion officially opens.
This breakfast mingle opens TD4: the knowledge, technology and innovation day at the COP28 Water Pavilion. It is a chance to network and explore game-changing innovations with water and climate professionals, and those from wider sectors.
The session will draw on existing city networks such as Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) and C40 Cities, and by supported by global expertise from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), WaterAid and Arup.
An immersive online experience created by artist Yiyun Kang in collaboration with NASA and Google Arts & Culture, that leverages historical and new high-resolution data from NASA’s satellites to illustrate how climate change is impacting Earth's water cycle.
This hour-long session will focus on the benefits, challenges and tools to investigate how we can take nature-based solutions to scale to deliver climate resilience.
By championing youth voices, we will hear new ideas on what is next for water, as two teams of future leaders and thinkers argue for and against the motion: “We have all the innovations and technology we need to meet the UN SDGs and NDCs relating to water, we just need to take it to scale!”
During the high-level session on Knowledge, Technology, and Innovation Day at the COP28 Water Pavilion, government representatives will come together to reflect on the innovations necessary to enhance their climate resilience.
Intergenerational discussion with Indigenous water protectors on how the climate crisis and false solutions to climate change are impacting their livelihoods, lands, and territories. Real solutions to the climate crisis, rooted in Indigenous worldviews, values, and our relationship with water will be presented.
The event will cover the status of inclusion of water in NDCs/NAPs and plans, as well as presentation of tools for greater integration. Good practices and on-going activities for such integration are also discussed.
This session will be an opportunity to dive deeper into the questions surrounding how to ensure strong integration of water resources and freshwater ecosystems into national climate planning efforts.
This closed door session focuses on barriers to integrating water into national climate plans and will provide a space for in-depth discussion of obstacles and solutions relating to costing, financing, stakeholder engagement, and implementation.
This session will tackle the questions of how to combine acceleration of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and climate adaptation and mitigation? How can we improve the WAA commitments to further integrate climate challenges?
This session will summarize the 'Watering the NDCs and NAPs’ day and reflect on the experiences and expertise shared, with the objective to identify next steps and targeted action within the framework of the climate convention processes.
This 75-minute hybrid session, hosted by the Resilient Water Accelerator in collaboration with the WaterAid, VCMI, Gold Standard, and Sustainable Markets Initiative will explore how VCMs can catalyse finance for resilient water systems, yielding a double, or even a triple, win for carbon mitigation, ecosystem protection, and poverty reduction.
The aim of this session is to share with the audience the goals for the day, introduce the objectives, and the agenda. In this session a background to the Global Goal on Adaptation will be shared, highlighting the current state of water in the GGA negotiations: 1) What is the current landscape; 2) Why is it important for the water community to be involved?
A panel discussion featuring experts from different water dimensions* will explore the opportunities and challenges of, and the urgency behind, centering water in the GGA from their unique perspectives. A workshop will follow where participants representing different water dimensions work to develop a shared narrative with recommendations for how to effectively center water in the GGA.
The goal of this 2-part session (panel and interactive discussion) is to explore a diversity of ideas and recommendations for how to center water in the GGA from all corners of the water community and develop a shared narrative that effectively represents the whole and can be used to support negotiators throughout the remainder of COP28.
The first part of the session will dissect existing global targets and frameworks (e.g. the Sendai Framework, the Global Biodiversity Framework, SDG 6.1 and 6.2) and identify the gaps. The second part of the session will look more deeply at the GGA process itself, including insights from involved national policymakers, to better understand the issues at play when global targets are being proposed.
The second part of the session will look more deeply at the GGA process itself, starting with an overview from an expert before moving to a roundtable with involved national policymakers from a diversity of countries to better understand the issues at play domestically when global targets are being proposed.
The objective of this session is to emphasize the critical importance of accelerating progress towards SDG 6 and ensure the ‘availability of safely managed drinking water for all” by 2030.
The main objective of this event is to assess the opportunity from global industrial actors to build a water-smart strategy and support industrial investment in that sense. It also aims to exchange during a round table good practices and better connect solutions providers with challenge owners.
This panel aims to bring to debate urban initiatives in the local level, with the action of regional governments, and international organizations, in order to identify innovative results that could be applied in new regions of the world.
The objective of this short talk show session is to trace the UN-Water Action Agenda using the locally-led adaptation perspective to emphasize the role of the public policy and international development actors in promoting, adopting and implementing the locally-led adaptations.
This session will serve as a knowledge hub, combining insights from local experiences and existing methodologies and toolkits.
This session will explore the policy implications for a transition towards a multi-level governance approach for water adaptation in cities, addressing the need for coordinated action in response to climate change.
The Ocean Pavilion and the Water for Climate Pavilion are organizing this cross-pavilion session where the ocean and freshwater communities will come together to discuss and identify opportunities to collaborate across science, policy and practice for healthy ecosystems and decisive climate action.
Join the Secretariat of the Water Convention, UNECE, and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovenia for this panel (organized together with EcoPeace).
This session contributes to a better understanding of the impact of climate and water-related information manipulation and interference by examining consequences on climate-related security risks.
The panel organized by UNICEF, WHO, UNECE, the Foreign Ministry of Slovenia and EcoPeace will provide recommendations on how transboundary cooperation and climate resilient WASH services will help to build peace and security under changing climate.
This session will discuss the importance of climate resilient water management in the context of investing in circular economy to achieve sustainable water management for municipal, industrial, and agricultural users and the natural environment.
A highlight of the Water Pavilion, the Young Water Professionals’ debate will be a lively discussion between our enthusiastic future leaders and recognized senior experts.
This session highlights the urgent need for an adaptive approach to address the increasing frequency and intensity of floods and droughts in the context of climate change.
Kick off the day and set the tone and expected learnings. Representatives from each of the hosts will offer brief remarks and overview background on the importance of water’s consideration in net zero goals and the water sector’s movement to net zero.
This session will showcase new research and demonstrate the value of mainstreaming water in energy planning, highlighting key risks and opportunities for resilient low-emission energy development. This will include renewable energy sources and green hydrogen.
Bridging the gap between the water community and the net zero governance and policy agenda including: an overview of key milestones, trends and developments in net zero governance, understanding of the Net Zero Recognition and Accountability Framework, and exploring the role of international standards like the ISO Net Zero Guidelines.
Sharing the current status of Net Zero plans and delivery in the water utility sector. What is new, what are the barriers, and how can we ramp up ambition?
Throughout the Dialogue, ‘Water & Food Systems Thinking’ will provide the framework for discussing the complexity of the water and food system, in a way that addresses the importance of considering the needs and well-being of our future generations and involving young people in possible interventions and strategic long-term decision making, impacting their lives most of all.
The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) is the non-party stakeholder mechanism under the UNFCCC. This event will showcase recent signals of progress in water for climate across the globe. It will demonstrate tangible water solutions across some of the impact areas of the Water Action Pathway to inspire more ambitious water action.
In lead-up to COP28, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Climate Impact Lab (CIL) are set to unveil an expanded version of the Human Climate Horizons data platform (HCH).
The proposed side event will put center stage the pivotal Africa Adaptation Initiative - the initiative for Africa, which is driven and coordinated by Africa and which helps implementing solutions adapted to the local context. In particular, the event will launch the AAI’s State of Adaptation in Africa Report.
Join us on the journey of water from its source in the forests of the Catskill Mountains to the wetlands of Staten Island and out to the coastal waters of Long Island.
The event aims at starting to gather public and private sector to encourage multi-actors coalitions in the perspective of a future One Planet Summit on the topic of water.
The objective of this session is to exchange lessons learnt and showcase good practices on planning adaption action in the water sector and making the most of opportunities to mobilize funds and accelerate implementation.
The objective of this workshop is to enhance the understanding of potential sources of financing, identify required support and discuss the way forward to tap into these sources.
The Day events will offer also a platform to showcase innovative solutions and success stories to inspire stakeholders towards increasing the amount and effectiveness of fund s for water climate resilience and share recomm endations that can be brought to the attention of decision makers and the formal processes of UNFCCC negotiations.
The objective of this session is to connect stakeholders with support providers.