Water for Climate Mitigation
Estimating the Global Freshwater Requirements of Climate Mitigation Measures

 

The International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA), in collaboration with the UN-Water Expert Group on Water and Climate Change, has undertaken a study on the water requirements of climate mitigation measures. The study, presented at the opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB60) in June 2024, provides preliminary global estimates on the freshwater required to meet Paris Agreement targets.

The UN-Water Expert Group on Water and Climate Change is co-ordinated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

This study will form a critical input to a UN-Analytical brief due to be tabled ahead of COP29 in Azerbaijan this year which will inform global policy makers on the freshwater requirements for their own Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

 

Access the study: 

'Water for Climate Mitigation:  Estimating the Global Freshwater Requirements of Climate Mitigation Measures' 

 

Presented at:

Monday 3 June 2024, 10:30 -12:00 (CET)

Session: Watering the Clean Energy Transition: A global call to action on the water-climate-energy nexus

Hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and co-convened by GIZ, COP28, WMO, the Water Initiative for Net Zero (WINZ) and the IEA.

 

Monday 3 June 2024, 13:15-14:30 (CET) 

Session: Building water-wise NDCs and NAPs

Co-convened by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the co-coordinators of the UN-Water Expert Group on Water and Climate Change (UN-ECE, WMO, UNESCO), Sanitation and Water for All, GIZ and WaterAid, together with support from the Water for Climate Pavilion partners

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