Consultation and Briefing

In order to advance the issue of water in the context of the climate change negotiations, it was important to build up an evidence-base and consult with a range of stakeholders to identify the core priorities for water and climate change. The GPPN conducted a consultation with over thirty stakeholders to identify key priorities for water and climate change adaptation, which were outlined in the following publication:

Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Key Messages for the 15th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change:

The publication outlines four core priorities:

  • Good Governance

  • Effective Water Resources Management

  • Enhanced Information, Observation, Monitoring and Impact Assessment

  • Fair and Equitable Finance

The report and its messages were used as the basis of all GPPN advocacy efforts up to COP15


For COP15 in Copenhagen, the GPPN released another report: Water World, Why the Global Climate Challenge is a Global Water Challenge.

The report focused on the six themes that were discussed during the Water Day on 3rd November during the UNFCCC negotiations in Barcelona, addressing water as a cross-cutting consideration in response to climate change: Water and Livelihoods, Water and Land, Water and Transboundary Resource Management, Water and Energy, and Water and Gender.

The report provides a briefing of some of the critical considerations in each of these areas, identifying key messages and why they are relevant to the UNFCCC. It was a helpful resource for decision-makers and negotiators in their efforts to agree a shared vision on responding to the impacts of climate change.

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