Water is on the frontline of climate change and is a top priority for adaptation. Water-related stress is increasing, as are water-related hazards. This has an all-pervasive impact on sustainable development and ecosystems.
Leaders of the international Water and Climate Coalition will hold a high-level event at COP26 to highlight the urgent need to prioritize integrated water and climate action to replace the current fragmented approach.
Tuesday 2 November at 11 am. Meeting Room 4. Area F. Ground Floor.
MEDIA ARE INVITED.
The event will be streamed virtually and will also be available on the WMO YouTube channel and via UN WebTV.
· H.E. Mr. János Áder, President, Hungary
· H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon, President, Republic of Tajikistan (video message)
· H.E. Mr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization
· Ms. Mari Pangestu, Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Group
· H.E. Ms. Barbara Visser, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Kingdom of the Netherlands
· H.E. Mr. Usmonali Usmonzoda, the Minister of the Energy and Water Recourses of the Republic of Tajikistan
· Mr. Matthias Berninger, SVP Public Affairs & Sustainability, BAYER
· Ms. Lindsey Blodgétt, Former President, World Youth Parliament for Water
· H.E. Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, Chair, UN-Water; and President, IFAD (video message)
Media contact: Clare Nullis. World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile phone 41-79-7091397