2019 was a critical year for climate and water. Major events – from hurricanes to droughts and brushfires – highlight that climate’s impacts are being felt now and that the world needs to take action to build resilience while also accelerating action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As we enter 2020, the world stands at a pivotal moment to take serious action to address the climate and water crisis.
The Action Platform officially launches today! Over the next three years, the Platform will advance the Mandate’s pioneering work on water stewardship. It will work with companies, UN entities, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to foster collective action, test water stewardship best practices, and mobilize business action.
Companies including Levi Strauss & Co. and Gap Inc. have seen benefits related to retention, reduction in absenteeism, etc. in existing WASH interventions.