High-level Event on interlinkages between water and climate action

29-03-2019
UN Water

The Permanent Mission of Tajikistan, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and with the support of UN-Water have organised a High-level Event on interlinkages between Water and Climate.

The event took place in the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York on 27 March 2019. Objectives of the event included:

  1. Highlighting the interlinkages between water and climate action, and the synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda
  2. Promoting the adoption of integrated approaches to manage water and enhance climate action, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and health protection and so on
  3. Highlighting means of implementation and lessons learned (such as capacity building, finance, and technology access)

As water plays a pivotal role in how the world mitigates and adapts to the effects of climate change, including in the context of disaster risk reduction, this high-level event in the framework of the Water Action Decade aimed to highlight the potential and existing interlinkages between water and climate action while shining a light on sustainable approaches to water resource management for the achievement of climate objectives in the context of sustainable development.

The outcomes of this event will facilitate the implementation of the Water Action Decade raising the momentum produced by the World Water Day, further feeding into the high-level meeting organised by the President of the UN General Assembly on “Climate Protection for All” and looking toward the high-level meetings in 2021 and 2023.