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The African Development Bank and African Water Facility at COP27 – “Africa’s COP”

09 November 2022
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For nearly three decades, the United Nations has brought the world together for the global climate summit, known as the Conference of the Parties or COP, to protect the earth from the threat of climate change. Over time, climate change has evolved from a fringe issue to being the defining issue of our time. This year, COP27 takes place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November 2022 to assess progress in dealing with climate change with focus on adaptation, finance and a just transition.

The African Development Bank, along with the broader water community, are rallying to amplify the importance of water within the broader climate negotiations. Through the Water Development and Sanitation Department and the African Water Facility, the Bank is a core partner of the COP27 Water Pavilion.

The Water Pavilion promotes climate-resilient water management and supply solutions that will support Parties in meeting their climate goals. A further goal is to explore the connections between water, climate change mitigation and adaptation through collaboration with partners in other sectors. Through a set of hybrid events and messages, the Bank and Water Pavilion partners are highlighting climate-resilient water management solutions that will support stakeholders in meeting their climate goals. The pavilion will also showcase connections between water and climate change mitigation and adaptation, through collaboration with partners in other development sectors.

The Bank's Water Development and Sanitation Department is co-curating two thematic days at the COP27 Water Pavilion: Financing Climate Resilience through Investments in Water on Tuesday, 8 November, and Water, Energy and Climate Nexus on Monday, 14 November.

To watch any Water Pavilion session, register here.