07 – 18 November, 2022 | Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) to the UNFCCC will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 7-18 November 2022.
AWP’s engagement at COP 27
The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) to assess progress in dealing with climate change will take place from 6–18 November 2022.
165 signatory countries will gather in Sharm El-Sheikh for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27), to progress the Paris Agreement and action to address climate change. Following the latest IPCC report recommendation to have scientific knowledge, cultural values, traditional and local knowledge alongside to play a role in effective adaptation, AWP has been engaging with partners to share Australian perspectives and experiences on this matter including cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
As an active member of the international water and climate community, at COP27, AWP will contribute to global knowledge of how community and traditional knowledge can be incorporated into water management planning for climate adaptation, drawing on practice from the Indo-Pacific region as well as Australia. AWP’s contribution builds on our current work focused on bringing together Australian and regional experience of community and traditional knowledge into climate resilient water planning. This includes the water and climate stories we are sharing with the water for development community, our involvement at the World Water Week, and the ‘Sharing Water and Climate Stories’ – Dialogue Series.
In collaboration with the Water for Women fund under Australia Water Partners for Development, AWP are co-leading the organisation of the Water, Energy and Climate nexus Day at the Water Pavilion.
Additionally, AWP is convening events at the Australian Pavilion, Water Pavilion, Climate Action Hub and Resilience Hub and is working with International Partners ICIMOD to deliver an event at the Cryosphere Pavilion, with full details linked below.
Together with Australian Partners Phil Duncan from Alluvium and Hon. Karlene Maywald from Maywald Consultants Pty Ltd, AWP Strategy and Partnerships Lead Katharine Cross and Senior Partnerships and Impact Officer Lucía Gamarra will be part of the Australian delegation and will deliver the sessions below. You can follow Katharine and Lucía on Twitter for live updates!
AWP at the Pavilions
Details on each session are linked below:
Cryosphere Pavilion | Wednesday 9 November, 4–6pm UTC/GMT+2
Integrated river basin management in Hindu Kush Himalayas
Climate Action Hub | Saturday 12 November, 3–3:40pm UTC/GMT+2
Australian water for development community acting for climate
Australian Pavilion | Monday 14 November, 10:30–11:30am UTC/GMT+2
Thousands of years of lessons: First Nations knowledge for water and climate action
Water Pavilion | Wednesday 16 November, 3:15–4:15pm UTC/GMT+2
Working with Indigenous peoples to approach climate-resilient water management with community and traditional knowledge
Resilience Hub | Wednesday 16 November, 9–10:30am UTC/GMT+2
Storytelling series: Indigenous peoples perspectives on natural resources management
Other sessions AWP is involved in
- Korea Pavilion | 8 November 16:30-18:30pm
The Asia Water Council (AWC) is hosting a High-level Roundtable on Strengthening Climate Resilience through Expansion of Investment in the Water Sector and Activation of Water Projects. This session aims to raise international awareness for strengthening climate resilience by expanding partnerships among private sector and investors in water sector to solve water-related issues in developing countries and overcome the climate crisis.
- Blue Zone, Room Khufu | 12 November 11.30AM-13.00pm
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tajikistan are organising a side event taking a deep dive into one of the themes of the UN 2023 Water Conference: Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment. The side event accommodates two panels to provide a podium for Member States and other stakeholders to come forward with and discuss transformative commitments for the Water Action Agenda. AWP Partner Phil Duncan (Alluvium) will take part in the second panel of this event titled Water for Ecosystems: From source to sea & Disaster Risk Reduction.
- Australian Pavilion | 14 November 1:30-2:30pm
Australia’s Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water are organising a session at the Australian Pavilion – The Murray-Darling Basin Plan as a climate adaptation tool in a cross-boundary context
- Water Pavilion | 18 November 9:00-10:30am
AWP and the African Development Bank will present key messages from Thematic Day 6 (Water, Energy and Climate nexus) from the Water Pavilion.
More information about the conference sessions is available on the COP27 event webpage.
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