Water and climate change
World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.
Adapting to the water effects of climate change will protect health and save lives.
Using water more efficiently will reduce greenhouse gases.
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Water can help fight climate change
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Natural Water Infrastructure
Nature’s functions and natural solutions can help countries build climate resilience to support actions identified in national climate plans.
Learn more about Nature-based Solutions and how natural water infrastructure can help fight climate change..
Message from UN-Water Chair on World Water Day
“On World Water Day, 22 March, we release the 2020 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report.
This year’s report focuses on climate change and water. UN-Water’s Members and Partners chose this topic for 2020 because, right now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to put water at the heart of climate change negotiations.”
View video message by Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
World Water Development Report 2020 ‘Water and Climate Change’
Climate change will affect the availability, quality and quantity of water needed for basic human needs, thus undermining enjoyment of the basic rights to safe drinking water and sanitation for billions of people, warns the latest UN World Water Development Report.
Watch a beautiful short animation and explore new ideas and discussions on water and climate change on this hub launched by the International Water Management Institute on World Water Day 2020.
Message from WMO Secretary-General on World Water Day
“Climate change are very much impacting our ability access water for drinking purposes, food, health and energy production and wellbeing of humans being’s.”
Video message on the occasion of the World Water Day 2020 ‘Water and Climate Change’ by Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Joint statement for World Water Day and World Meteorological Day 2020
This year, World Water Day and World Meteorological Day share the same theme: “Water and Climate Change”. The two are inextricably linked.
This is the joint message of Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization, and Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water and President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
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