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6th Workshop on Water and Climate Change Adaptation in Transboundary Basins

13 - 14 September 2016

Salle VII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Financing climate change adaptation in transboundary basins

The Sixth Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins took in the Palais des Nations in Geneva in room VII on 13 and 14 September 2016 back to back with the 8th meeting of the Task Force on Water and Climate (Geneva, 15 September 2016), under the leadership of the Governments of the Netherlands and Switzerland, with the support of the UNECE secretariat.

The workshop focused on financing climate change adaptation in water basins. It brought together water practitioners and authorities responsible for addressing climate change impacts, at the national and transboundary levels, with representatives of bilateral and multilateral donors, financing institutions and the private sector.

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Information noticePDFPDFPDF
Provisional programmePDFPDFPDFPDF
Marketplace of funding options, sources and mechanismsPDFPDFPDFPDF
List of participantsPDF
Survey results: climate finance 
John Matthews, AGWA
Session 1: Funding basin-wide adaptation through planning and mainstreaming 
Lake Chad Development and Climate Resilience Action Plan
Mana Boubakari, Lake Chad Basin Commission
Mekong Adaptation strategy 
Huong Thuy Phan Nguyen, Mekong River Commission
Dniester implementation plan and links with national adaptation plan, river basin management plan and INDC
Diana Celac, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Moldova
Ecuador-Peru transboundary cooperation: creation of commission and adaptation to climate change in the Chira-Catamayo basin
Alexis Sanchez, Water Secretariat, Ecuador
River Basins and Financial Redistribution in Practice, EcoCuencas project
Antonio Eduardo Giansante, EcoCuencas
Funding transboundary adaptation through national funds and integration into river basin management plans: example from a Danube country
Dragana Milovanovic, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Serbia
Cooperation in the Trifinio basin
Sergio Bran Molina, Plan Trifinio, El Salvador
Chocolate break session: How the UNECE Water Convention supports transboundary cooperation and implementation/ review of SDG target 6.5PDF
How the UNECE Water Convention supports transboundary cooperation
Francesca Bernardinini, secretary of the Water Convention, UNECE
Session 2: Different funding sources and mechanisms for financing adaptation measures within basins
Overview of financing options as well as formal and informal climate finance
Christina Leb, World Bank
Green Climate Fund
Chantal Nairoo, GCF secretariat
Contributing to Deliver Water Prosperity and Security to Africa
Francis Daniel Bougaire, African Water Facility
Generating funding within the basin to finance the adaptation strategy (pollution charges, financial helps): example from France Rhone Mediterranean Corsica water agency
Thomas Pelte, Rhone Mediterranean and Corsica Water Agency
Session 3: Funding natural and built infrastructure in shared basins
Adaptation in the Sundarbans delta
Malik Khan, Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Service, Bangladesh
Joint financing of infrastructure and climate change adaptation in the Chu Talas basin
Kokumbek TASHTANALIEV, General Director Department of Water Management and Melioration, Kyrgyzstan, and
Indira Akbozova, Chu Talas Commission secretariat
Mainstreaming climate adaptation for water investments through green and climate bonds
John Matthews, AGWA
Experience from Coatán and Cahoacán basins
Felipe Arrevillaga, Technical Officer of IUCN in Chiapas, México
Cooperation on cost-sharing and other options for financing in transboundary basins: example of cooperation between France and Switzerland on flood protection
Marianne Gfeller, Water directorate Geneva, Switzerland
Session 4: Dealing with uncertainty in investments: robust and flexible water management
Overview of new tools to address uncertainty
John Matthews, AGWA
Introduction to the CRIDA approach
Ad Jeuken, Deltares, and 
Kristin Gilroy, USACEPDF
Session 5: How to overcome barriers in accessing finance
Overcoming policy barriers to more effective investment of public climate funds in sustainable water and sanitation programmes
Louise Whiting, WaterAid
How to become accredited to international climate funds? Experience from OSS
Maxime Thibon, OSS
EIB Natural Finance Facility
Monica Scatasta, European Investment Bank
Planning tools for floods and drought events in a transboundary setting
Oluf Zeilund Jessen, UNEP-DHI Partnership – Centre on Water and Environment
Lake Titicaca: combination of funding for flood infrastructure, sharing of costs
Alfredo Mamani, Authority of Lake Titicaca
River management planning in French Guyana, integrating climate and transboundary challenges
Franck Chow-Toun, French Guyana Water Office
Designing effective project proposals for adaptation to climate change projects
Natalia Olofinskaya, UNDP
Public-Private Partnerships in Water Management and Flood control for informal settlements
Diogo Faria de Oliveira, Independent water expert, Team Leader for the UNECE International PPP Standards for Water Management and flood control, President of the Management and Support Team of the Portuguese National Strategic Water and Sanitation Plan
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Further insight from the African Water Facility
Francis Daniel Bougaire, African Water Facility