Water & Climate: AWP at COP27
- November 2022 -

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP27, is currently underway in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Conference is not only a meeting place for governments to discuss strategies for climate change action, but a global platform providing voices to those often underrepresented. 

Throughout COP27 and beyond to the UN 2023 Water Conference, we’re featuring water and climate stories to showcase how the Australian water sector is taking climate action in Australia and the Indo-Pacific region. These stories  cover adaptation, mitigation and cross-sectoral integration, and contribute to demonstrating Australia’s efforts towards international commitments ahead of the UN Mid-Term Review of the Water Action Decade in March 2023.

For more opportunities to learn and take part in AWP’s water and climate events at COP27, see our event listing on the AWP website

Elevating First Nations voices in approaches to climate resilient water management

As the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 gets underway in Egypt, Indigenous Peoples in Australia are grappling with climate change impacts. Sonia Cooper, a Yorta Yorta woman raised by her Nan on Cummeragunja, shares her experience around recent man made flooding with delegates at COP27. Read more

Urban greening and cooling in response to increasing surface temperatures and water scarcity

The 2021 Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that climate hazards are posing an increased risk to the degradation of ecosystems, directly impacting human populations across the globe. Read more

People managing the invisible: participatory groundwater monitoring in India

Mr Hari Ram Gadri has been a farmer in a small village called Dharta in Rajasthan, India, for four decades. His livelihood and his family’s wellbeing depend on his ability to grow crops both for sustenance and to pay for his children’s education and other needs. Read more

Water for 1.5 — the climate benefits of good water management

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels requires everyone to act much more quickly. Good work is already being done by water and sanitation service providers in many countries to reduce their own greenhouse gas emissions. This shows what water people can do, but it is not nearly enough. Read more
Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge on Indigenous knowledge and climate change.
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