International Summit "Water and Climate: Meeting of the Great Rivers of the World"

The Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea will hold the International Summit "Water and Climate: Meeting of the Great Rivers of the World" from 23 to 25 October 2017 in Rome, Italy.


The international summit is organized in partnership with UNECE, the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO, Secretariat of the Global Alliances for Water and Climate - GAfWaC) and Aquamadre. It will take place in the historic and prestigious Campidoglio of Rome
The Italian Prime Minister, H.E. Paolo Gentiloni, will open the Summit in the morning of Monday 23rd of October. The closing ceremony, on 25 October, will be celebrated at the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, H.E Sergio Mattarella

The event is designed as a milestone in the preparation of COP23 (Bonn, 6-17 November 2017) and of the World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 march 2018). It will promote further integration of water as one of the top priority issues of international debate on climate change and it will call on donors and project holders to take action for the financing of projects intended to improve knowledge, governance and public participation for water and adaptation to climate change. The focus will be on addressing the impacts of climate change on water resources, and their dramatic consequences (floods, drought, degradation of ecosystems, etc.).

The event is designed as a milestone in the preparation of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23, Bonn, 6-17 November 2017) and of the eighth World Water Forum (Brasilia, 18-23 March 2018). The summit will promote further integration of water as one of the priority issues of international negotiations on climate change. It will also facilitate financing of project proposals by enabling a dialogue between donors and those developing projects intended to improve knowledge, governance and public participation for water and adaptation to climate change.

The summit will be a unique occasion to match project proposals and financing opportunities and to foster experience sharing between great river basin organizations, local, national and regional administrations in charge of climate change adaptation policies and water resources management, bilateral and multilateral donors and other institutions interested in adaptation to climate change and basin management (UN Agencies, Secretariat of the UNFCCC and UNFCCC Member States, etc.).

The summit is part of the programme of work of the Water Convention. It will contribute to this summit, drawing on its extensive and long-lasting work on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins carried out under the Convention’s Task Force on Water and Climate.

For further information and registration please see: http://www.minambiente.it/water-and-climate-summit.

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Venue


Campidoglio, Roma
Sala del Protomoteca

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Safiya Boudghene
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du 23-10-2017
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