In this final webinar of the webinar series, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) will present findings on how to achieve climate mitigation through integrated and cross-sectoral approaches. To limit global warming to 1.5°C, it is necessary that actions are not only carbon smart but also water wise. Freshwater must therefore be mainstreamed into climate mitigation efforts, including governance processes that support mitigation pathways.
Unpacking Freshwater's Role in Climate Change Mitigation
The UN 2023 Water Conference, which took place in March this year, was 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).
- Welcoming notes – Moderator Malin Lundberg Ingemarsson, Stockholm International Water Institute
- Chapter presentation – Therese Rudebeck, WaterAid & Anna Tengberg, Stockholm International Water Institute
- Water insights from Nationally Determined Contributions – David Hebart-Coleman, Stockholm International Water Institute
- Case studies:
- How can the S2S approach contribute to implementing climate change mitigation measures? – José Murillo, Stockholm International Water Institute
- Closing remarks – Marianne Kjellén