This high-level event, convened in the framework of the Water Action Decade, will 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. Raising the momentum produced by World Water Day, its outcomes will facilitate the implementation of the Water Action Decade, feed into the high-level meeting organized by the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on ‘Climate Protection for All,’ and look towards the high-level meetings in 2021 and 2023.
More specifically, the event seeks to: highlight the interlinkages between water and climate action, and the synergies between the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; promote the adoption of integrated approaches to manage water and enhance climate action, including in the context of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and health protection; and highlight means of implementation and lessons learned such as capacity building, finance and technology access.
The meeting is organized by the Permanent Missions of Tajikistan, Japan, Canada, Morocco, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Singapore and Switzerland, and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), with the support of UN-Water.
date: 27 March 2019
venue: UN Headquarters
location: New York City, US