Climate change

COP21 session - Defining water resilient actions to climate change

4 Dec. 2015
15:15 - 16:45
Paris-Le Bourget
Side event

  • Location: Conference Centre - Blue Zone - Delegations Area - Hall 3 - Pavilion 7

Climate is water. A majority of adaptation actions to climate change are water related. The international community is engaged in a wide debate on defining adaptation. Water resilient climate actions can serve as an interesting basis to provide some feedback and experiences on how to develop adaptation actions.

This sessionl confronted the vision of international organisations, donors, and operators on how they define water resilient climate actions, revealing what are the trends, difficulties and improvements that can be made to reinforce capacities at all levels to develop such actions.

Key questions

  • What is adaptation for water management?
  • What the main aspects to be taken into account to define water related adaptation actions?
  • What type of actions can be developed?
  • How to reinforce the capacity building of countries and actors on this issue?
  • What are the limits and the risks of maladaptation?
  • How to link up the experiences on the ground with international debates and programs which look at how to develop adaptation actions?

Key speakers

  • Brice Lalonde, French Water Partnership
  • Philippe Guettier, French Water Partnership
  • Simon Upton, Director, Environment Director, OECD
  • Xavier Leflaive, Environment Directorate, OECD
  • Daouda Ndiaye, Senior Climate Change Specialist, Adaptation Fund
  • Jennifer Victoria Doherty Bigara, Inter-american Bank of Development, IADB
  • Cassilde Brenière, Head of Water and Sanitation Division, French Development Agency
  • Abdelkader Dodo, Water Programme Co-ordinator, Observatory for the Sahara and the Sahel, OSS
  • Sean Kidney, CEO Green Bond Initiative
  • Laurent Levard, Programme Manager, Agricultural Policies, Gret
  • Joppe Cramwinckel, Director World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • Samira El Haouat, Director of Water Basin Agency of Sebou

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