Host : Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWaC) *, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Ministry of Environment of South Korea
The lead organization for this session is the Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWaC), 1st in the order of the list of host organizations below. The lead representative will be Mr. Eric Tardieu. Please
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Climate change primarily affects water with unpredictable rainfall patterns, aquatic ecosystems degradation, altered river flows, sea level rise-induced salinization of coastal groundwater, more frequent and intense floods and droughts. Water-related disasters represent about 90% of all natural disasters. Ecosystem-based Adaptation addresses this issue with Nature-based Solutions (NbS). It uses biodiversity and ecosystem services to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. As water flows and doesn’t stop at borders, this approach should be implemented at the scale of the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers, including in transboundary settings.
Through case studies from around the world, the audience will be invited to question conventional climate change solutions and the associated risks of maladaptation, to explore the range of “no-regret” Nature-based Solutions that Ecosystem-based Adaptation mobilizes and the interest to carry out this approach across borders at the scale of the basins of lakes, rivers and aquifers.