Climate change, and the water impacts that stem from it, poses an existential threat to our economy and our society. The pace at which we mitigate and adapt to climate change must accelerate, and business action is a key component of achieving this acceleration.
This blog provides an overview of the plans and initiatives that Brazil is implementing towards its climate pledge, and presents some measures that Brazilian companies are taking to adapt to water-related impacts of climate change.
First convened in November 2017, the Task Force has seen some of its earliest benefit in linking together business representatives and government officials based on an urgent need and a common vision. It is this deepening relationship that will get the Western Cape through the worst drought in at least 300 years.
In the past few months, the Mandate co-hosted webinars with the Brazil network on basic water stewardship principles, the connections between water and climate, and the responses that companies have taken.
The Business Alliance for Water and Climate (BAFWAC) has recently made available 16 case studies exploring the current breadth of private sector action around water- and climate-related issues.
Today we are putting more pressure on freshwater resources than ever. Between a rapidly growing population and a shifting climate, water stress – and therefore water risk – is increasing around the world.