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.

We cannot afford to wait.Everyone has a role to play.

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We cannot afford to wait

Climate policy makers must put water at the heart of action plans.

Water can help fight climate change

There are sustainable, affordable and scalable water and sanitation solutions.

Everyone has a role to play

It is surprising how many water actions anyone, anywhere can take to address climate change.

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Message from UN-Water Chair on World Water Day

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.

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