From World Water Week to COP28: Accelerating Water and Climate
This COP28 Presidency and SIWI-led public mobilization session will serve as a call to action for water outcomes at COP28. It will preview COP28 water outcomes, build momentum towards COP28 and lay the groundwork for the course correction needed to stay on track for our collective 2030 goals.
From food crises and devastating droughts to the loss of lives because of floods and heavy storms, from energy insecurity to the climate crisis, migration and conflicts, water is at the core of most of our greatest collective challenges and is both a precondition to life and a declared human right – and hence a key a key theme for the COP28 Presidency. The Global Stocktake will inform countries’ efforts in updating and enhancing of their climate actions and support, in which water plays an important role. In this regard the COP28 is an opportunity to improve upon our trajectory.
The event will facilitate an exchange on the link between water and climate, identifying important issues which could be raised in the context of the first Global Stocktake that concludes at COP28. This will provide the opportunity to identify and show progress on the priority actions that are needed to accelerate the water-climate nexus transformation and ‘course correct’ our current 2030 pathways.
This session will harness the momentum generated by the Water Action Decade, the UN2023 Water Conference and the Water Action Agenda and lay the groundwork for the course correction needed to stay on track for our collective 2030 goals.
Location: Room A4, Waterfront Congress Centre and online