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Webinar Series // Unpacking Freshwater's Role in Climate Mitigation

This spring, Swedish Water House will host a webinar series diving into the chapters of the recently launched report “The essential drop to reach Net-Zero: Unpacking Freshwater’s Role in Climate Change Mitigation”.

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In five webinars between February and April 2023, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will present the key messages of the report "The essential drop to Net-Zero: Unpacking freshwater's role in climate change mitigation". The key role of water in climate change mitigation is addressed in the following areas and cross-sectoral solutions are presented:

  • Measures in drinking water and sanitation services - 7 February
  • Measures in energy systems - 16 February
  • Measures in freshwater ecosystems - 16 March
  • Measures in land systems - 30 March
  • Joint action through integrated approaches - 12 April

Unpacking Freshwater's Role in Climate Change Mitigation

The UN 2023 Water Conference, which takes place in March this year, is an opportune moment to highlight the vital role of water in climate mitigation. Freshwater is a finite resource exposed to overexploitation and is being put under increasing pressure from the changing climate.

The report “The essential drop to reach Net-Zero: Unpacking Freshwater’s Role in Climate Change Mitigation” is the first ever summary showing the connections between freshwater and climate mitigation, and how they are inextricably linked. The report shows that water is much more important in mitigating climate change than previously understood. By considering freshwater in climate mitigation measures, water risks can be avoided, and win-win solutions for water and climate can be used to their fullest potential.

The report is developed in joint effort by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC).

More information

Please find more information on the webinar series on the SIWI website.

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