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THE FWP AT COP26

01 ● 12.11.2021

 


The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 26) is taking place in Glasgow untill November 12, 2021. 

 


WATER, A CRUCIAL AND INCREASINGLY VULNERABLE RESOURCE

The primary conclusions of the IPCC’s 6th assessment report, published in August 2021, confirm that we are experiencing persistent delays on the path towards a +1.5 or 2°C temperature increase limit. According to the IPCC, the greatest risks posed by climate change affect water first and foremostThis crucial resource is already under significant anthropogenic pressure, resulting in increased risks for populations, ecosystems and human activities.

Read here the FWP’s Keys to understanding the IPCC’s 6th assessment report, with a focus on water ressources. 

Discover the FWP’s publications on climate as well as all our publications on water.

WATER, KEY TO MEETING THE TARGETS SET IN THE PARIS AGREEMENT AND THE 2030 AGENDA

Water must be treated as a priority in the commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement, consistently with the 2030 Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention on Biological Diversity. No life is possible without water; it is crucial for for human livelihoods, as well as for health, food and agriculture, biodiversity, energy, education, peace and security, and gender equality inter alia. Water is also central to the 21 water-related targets of the 2030 Agenda. Protecting the quality and quantity of water resources is crucial to climate change mitigatation and to supporting healthy ecosystems. 

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FWP’s MEMBERS

The 200 members of the FWP stress the urgent need  to drastically reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to remain below an average warming of 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit global warming to +1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels by the end of the century. Members also draw the international community’s attention towards the need to take urgent adaptation measures that will address climate change in its current and future forms.

Read the FWP’s and its members’ recommendations here.

THE FWP AT COP26

The FWP team and an entire delegation of members will be present in Glasgow throughout the COP.
Meet our team in Glasgow: Marie-Laure Vercambre, Director-General of the FWP, Jean-Luc Redaud, President of the FWP working group on Climate and global changes and Alexandre Alix, Water and Climate Programme Officer.

 

The FWP and will participate in several official sessions. Find the FWP’s Programme of official sessions at COP26 or here.

 


THE FWP’S OFFICIAL SESSIONS AT COP26

→  Wednesday, November 3: 

♦  10:30  GMT  (11:30  Paris time): How resilient hydropower can help adapt to climate change and mitigate carbon emissions

 

Date   Heure   Pavilion   Event   Language

Wednesday – November 3

 

Glasgow : 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Paris : 11:30 – 12:30 CET

 

Water Pavilion – zone D – PV64

Link to connect

 

Hybrid

 

 

English

 

How to participate:

On site: Water Pavilion, zone PV64 (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on the Water Pavilion website, section “Watch live”. If you experience difficulties opening the Water Pavilion Website, we suggest using Chrome browser. Replay will be available the following day on the Water Pavilion YouTube channel. Click on this link to connect.

More info here.

 

Convening organizations

  • Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
  • French Water Partnership (FWP)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)


Wednesday, November 3:

♦  13h30 GMT (14h30 CET)Drinking water and sanitation services’ contribution to climate change mitigation

How to participate:

On site: Francophonie Pavilion (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on the Francophonie Pavilion website.

More info here.

Date   Time   Pavilion   Event Type   Language

Wednesday November, 3

 

 

Glasgow : 13h30 – 14h30

Paris : 14h30 – 15h30

 

Francophonie

Follow the live session here

 

Hybrid

 

 

French only

 

 

Convening organizations:


→  Thursday, November 4:

♦  15h30 GMT (16h30 CET)Scaling up Nature-based Solutions for adaptation to climate change

How to participate:

On site: Water Pavilion, zone PV64 (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on the Water Pavilion YouTube channel. Click on this link to connect.

More info here.

Date   Time   Pavilion   Event Type   Language

Thursday, November 4

 

 

Glasgow : 15h30 – 17h 

Paris : 16h30 – 18h 

 

Water

Fallow the session here

 

Hybrid

 

 

English

 

 

Convening organizations:

 

 

 


→  Thursday, November 4:

♦  16h GMT (17h CET) : Financing adaptation in the water sector : the “100 water and climate projects for Africa” Initiative

How to participate:

On site: Francophonie Pavilion (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on the Francophonie Pavilion website.

More info here. 

Date   Time   Pavilion   Event Type   Language

Tuesday, November 4

 

 

Glasgow : 16h – 18h 

Paris : 17h – 19h00 

 

Francophonie

Follow the live session here

 

Hybrid

 

 

English

 

Convening organizations and partners:

 

 

 

 


→  Friday, November 5:

♦  15h GMT (16h CET) How to improve knowledge and data sharing for better climate change adaptation in water resources management?  

How to participate:

On site: Franvce Pavilion (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on youtube here.

More info here 

Date   Time   Pavilion   Event Type   Language

Friday, November 5

 

 

Glasgow : 15h –  16h30 

Paris : 16h –  17h30

 

France

Follow the session here

 

Hybrid

 

 

French

 

Convening organizations and partners

  • French Water Partnership (FWP)
  • CNES
  • OiEau
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

 

 

 

 


→  Friday, November 12:

♦  16h45 GMT (17h45 CET): Fragile Flows: Tackling climate security and adaptation challenges through water systems

How to participate:

On site: Water Pavilion, zone PV64 (within the permitted limits). Download the map here.

Online: Follow the session live on the Water Pavilion YouTube channel. Click on this link to connect.

More info here .

Date   Time   Pavilion   Event Type   Language

Friday, November 12

 

 

Glasgow : 15h –  16h30

Paris :  16h –  17h30

 

Water

Fallow the session here

 

Online

 

 

English

 

 

Convening organizations

 

 

 

 


ON-SITE CONTACTS:

Marie-Laure Vercambre

General Director

marie-laure.vercambre@partenariat-francais-eau.fr

(+33) 6 80 04 04 81

 

Jean-Luc Redaud

President of the FWP working group on global and climate changes

jeanluc.redaud@gmail.com

(+33) 6 14 02 38 64

 

Alexandre Alix

Programme Officer, Water and Climate

alexandre.alix@partenariat-francais-eau.fr

(+33) 6 45 27 98 76

 

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