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The Importance of Water Sinks in During SIWI Side Events at COP20

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The last Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention before the Paris summit has just finalized. After negotiating on overtime the parties have come forward with the “Lima Call on Climate Action”. The meeting began on a positive note after the success of…

“People’s COP” concludes with demand for firm climate commitment

On Thursday, at the Cumbre de los Pueblos, or People’s Summit in Lima, the civil society organisations of Peru handed over the symbolic relay baton to their French counterparts at the concluding ceremony of the “People’s COP”. Speakers shared stories about how their natural environment…

SIWI at the COP20 Climate Conference in Lima, Peru

SIWI is taking an active role at the ongoing COP20 Climate Conference in Lima, Peru and have several members of our team on site. You can follow all SIWI updates on our COP20 Storify page. SIWI is organising two Side Events during the conference, read more about them below….

SIWI Side Event at COP20 in Lima, December 6

Watercourse lessons for mitigation and adaptation – towards a climate deal Date: Saturday, December 6 Time: 13:00-15:00 Venue: Room 68, European Pavilion Organisers: SIWI, UNESCO-IHP, FWP, Sweden, France, GWP, UNECE This side event will showcase the critical role water plays in both the adaptation and mitigation…

SIWI Side Event COP20 in Lima, December 10

Wise water management – a fundament for climate mitigation and adaptation and key for successful implementation of the new climate deal Date: Wednesday, December 10 Time: 11:30-13:00 Venue: Room Caral (130) Organisers: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), France (French IHP, and Leadership for Environmentorganisers: Sweden,…

Stockholm Water Front No 4 2014

As this issue was going to press, we were reached by the very sad news that this year’s Stockholm Water Prize laureate, Professor John Briscoe, had passed away. A life has come to a too-early end and the water world has lost one of its…

SIWI at WBCSD forum on water and energy

SIWIs Climate and Water Director, Dr Mats Eriksson takes part in the water-energy panel discussion at the 4th Forum on the Climate-Energy Security Nexus: Water & Energy hosted in Geneva.