UN Climate Change COP26

On the road to COP26 in Glasgow, IUCN along with SIWI, AGWA, CDP, and GWP are leading a historic effort to mobilize the water community and partners in the global climate action community to debut a first-ever Water & Climate Pavilion at the COP. In doing so, we aim to elevate our ideas and solutions to the highest possible levels through a unified voice on the role of water in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and support ambitious and science-based global climate action.

The Water & Climate Pavilion is a collaborative undertaking supported by 20+ core partners, both governmental and non-governmental. The pavilion will be a dedicated space located in the Blue Zone (accessible to national delegation, observer, and media accreditation holders only) of COP26 in Glasgow which runs from 31 October to 12 November 2021.

Water Pavilion COP26 Photo: ©Water Pavilion COP26 Against the backdrop of an ongoing pandemic, the Pavilion will make use of digital platforms and tools to optimize virtual interactions between the COP26 venue in Glasgow and different locations (satellite hubs) around the world.

The partners are committed to harnessing the tools, resources, and partnerships at hand to amplify solutions from and for the global south, indigenous and local communities, women, and youth.

The Pavilion will curate a wide-ranging and inclusive series of events demonstrating the numerous ways that water is enabling transformative climate action at all levels.

The types of events include (but are not limited to):

  • High-level dialogues; Expert/practitioner/innovator panel discussions; Information sharing dialogues and presentations;
  • Bilateral side meetings (in-person only);
  • Capacity-building and strategy workshops;
  • Storytelling/spotlight/showcase events;
  • Networking events, including events for students and young professionals.

COP26 arrives at an important moment to showcase a wide range of implementable and innovative climate solutions from around the world designed to help countries successfully reach their climate ambitions while ensuring access to safe, clean, and reliable water for people and ecosystems.

The Water & Climate Pavilion is an opportunity for all water-related stakeholders to signal our strong, collective commitment to improving and enhancing national climate plans and ambitions to work across sectors to contribute transformative ideas, solutions and resources.

For more information, please contact claire.warmenbol@iucn.org

Graphic Water Pavilion COP26 Photo: ©Water Pavilion COP26




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