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Water and Climate Change

2020 - The United Nations World Water Development Report 2020

Publisher:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO

Description:

Climate change affects – and is affected by – global water resources. It reduces the predictability of water availability and affects water quality. Climate change also increases the occurrence of extreme weather events, threatening sustainable social-economic development and biodiversity worldwide. This, in turn, has profound implications for water resources. As such, climate change exacerbates the ever-growing challenges associated with the sustainable management of water. Conversely, the way water is managed influences the drivers of climate change.

The 2020 edition of the UN World Water Development Report addresses the critical linkages between water and climate change in the context of sustainable development. It also serves as a guide for concrete actions to address these challenges. It outlines actions, supported by examples from across the world, in three areas: first, enabling people to adapt to the impacts of climate change; second, improving the resilience of livelihoods; and, third, reducing the drivers of climate change.

Categories:

Integrated urban development Cities and climate change Municipal services Water supply / sewage SDGs / Agenda 2030

Language:

English

Page count:

235

Copyright:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO

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