Water Day at Race to Zero November Dialogues

Water Day at Race to Zero November Dialogues (2020)

This event featured speakers from all over the world exploring how entire sectors are already rapidly transitioning to a zero-carbon future.

Primary Functions

  • Learn from some of the world’s leading experts how a water perspective and water solutions can help us tackle the climate crisis more effectively.

Detailed Description

 

The CEO Water Mandate worked with UNFCCC, CDP, IUCN, CDP, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, and SIWI for the Race to Zero Dialogues on the water day scheduled for November 12, 2020. The Dialogues are part of a broader Race to Zero Campaign led by the High Level Champions for Climate Action Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Munoz aimed at building momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions, and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.

This event showcased the water sector’s vision of a zero-carbon, resilient future and the water-related tools and solutions needed to win the Race to Zero. The organizers aimed to 1) generate wide and inclusive support for the Climate Action Pathway for Water; 2) spotlight innovative and evidence-based water initiatives that advance water sector transformation and catalyze systems change; and 3) demonstrate the growing ambition and proliferation of climate action commitments by non-state actors in the water sector to ensure that we swim together toward the Race to Zero finish line.

Schedule and timestamps for the event:

08:00-08:45 GMTWater Dialogues: Opening SessionOpening and keynote remarks on the theme of Water Day ‘Vision of a zero-carbon, resilient future through Water’ at Race to Zero November Dialogues.
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bcvn2LCzIVU&ab_channel=SIWI
08:45-09:00 GMTRacing to Zero along the Climate Action Pathway for WaterPresentation of the Climate Action Pathway for Water.
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=3172
09:00-10:30 GMTProtecting people and restoring water resources and ecosystemsKeynote remarks and breakout discussions featuring transformative ideas and solutions that protect people and restore water resources and ecosystems in the Race to Zero
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=3814
10:30-11:00 GMTSpotlight session: Non-party stakeholders’ Commitments to the Water Action PathwayPresentations on:
1) UN-Water SDG 6 Global Accelerator Framework
2) SIWI Source-to-Sea Action Platform
3) CDP Cities Water Disclosure
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=8878
11:00-12:30 GMTProducing food, energy, and infrastructureKeynote remarks and breakout discussions featuring transformative ideas and solutions that value water in the production of food, energy, and sustainable infrastructure in the Race to Zero.
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=10644
12:30-13:00 GMTSpotlight session: Non-party stakeholders’ Commitments to the Water Action PathwayPresentations on:
1) Community of Water Adaptation Practice
2) UNDP Equator Prize
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=15988
13:00-14:30 GMTWater reuse renaissanceKeynote remarks and breakout discussions featuring transformative ideas and solutions that catalyse the water reuse renaissance in the Race to Zero.
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=18121
14:30-15:00 GMTSpotlight session: Non-party stakeholders’ Commitments to the Water Action PathwayPresentations on:
1) Aguas Andinas Chile Climate Action Pledge
2) Water UK Climate Action Pledge
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=23221
15:00-16:30 GMTUN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate showcase: Building business water resilience in uncertain timesPresentations and breakout discussions that focus on the role of the private sector in building water and climate resilience
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=25109
17:00-17:30 GMTClosing sessionSynthesis of ideas and recommendations for the Road to COP26.
French and Spanish interpretation will be available.
https://youtu.be/Bcvn2LCzIVU?t=32092

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