Water Consortium Moves to Next Phase in Climate Bonds Standard Water Criteria Development
60 Day Public Consultation Period Opens 16th October
On behalf of the Water Consortium, the Climate Bonds Initiative has released Water Criteria Phase 2 Nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure for public consultation.
The Water Criteria are a key component of the science-based Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme - a screening tool for investors, development banks and governments, which allows them to easily prioritize climate and green bonds with confidence that the funds are being used to deliver climate change solutions.
Water Criteria Phase 2
Water Criteria Phase 2 has a focus on nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure such as wetlands and watersheds including for purposes as water collection, storage, treatment and distribution, flood protection and drought resilience.
The Phase 2 Criteria aims to:
I. Certify water infrastructure that are compatible with a 2°C trajectory
II. Ensure these assets and the surrounding ecosystem are adaptive and resilient to a changing climate.
You can find more details and Criteria documentation on our Water Page.
60 Day Public Consultation Period
16th October 2017 – 14th Dec 2017
Webinar 1: Wed 25 Oct 15.00 - 16.00 BST (UK Time)
Webinar 2: Mon 20 Nov 16.00 - 17.00 GMT (UK Time)
Water Consortium Presenters will be:
Anna Creed – Head of Standards Climate Bonds Initiative
Dr John Mathews – Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)
Additional Consortium Presenter (TBC)
These webinars will cover:
Introduction to Phase 2
These sessions will be recorded and sent out to all those who have registered.
Learn more about Nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure:
REGISTER FOR THE FIRST SESSION Wed 25th Oct
REGISTER FOR THE SECOND SESSION Mon 20th Nov
Water Criteria Consortium and Criteria Development
Partner organisations in the Water Consortium are Climate Bonds Initiative, Ceres, World Resources Institute, CDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) which is supported by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
Criteria development is supported by the Consortium together with a Technical Working Group (TWG) that is led by Lead Specialist Dr John Mathews and includes additional water expertise through representation from other NGO’s, industry experts and water authorities. An Industry Working Group (IWG) also provides support by reviewing and assessing the criteria development.
A list of TWG and IWG members can be found it here.
Don’t forget to register!
'Till next time,
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