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Fifth meeting of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation

26 February 2021
Geneva and remote participation Switzerland

The fifth meeting of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation will be organized on 26 February 2021 from 2 to 4 pm as a webinar “Climate change adaptation strategies and plans: elaboration, financing and implementation” in partnership with the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) under the leadership of the Netherlands and Switzerland.

The meeting will aim to share experiences, recent developments, progress, lessons learned and best practices in elaborating, financing and implementing climate change adaptation strategies and plans by the basins of the Global network. In particular, the webinar will discuss how transboundary climate change adaptation can:

  • be integrated into river basin management plans;
  • facilitate cooperation in other areas of basin development;
  • support national adaptation planning; and
  • be financed through climate funds such as Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund as well as other funding sources.

The working languages of the meeting will be English, French, Russian and Spanish. You are kindly invited to register to the event by 24 February 2021 here:







 Concept Note and Programme





Progress report of the Global network of basins working on climate change adaptation as of February 2021

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Integrating climate vulnerability to the regional action framework for the management of water resources in the Amazon basin, for adaptation to climate change by Ms. María Alexandra Moreira López, Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO)

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Integrating the impacts of climate change on low-water flows into river basin management planning in the Meuse river basin by Mr. Jean-Noël Pansera, International Commission of the Meuse (ICM)

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Integrating climate change adaptation into plans for the Lake Victoria Basin - case for adaptation to climate change in Lake Victoria Basin project by Mr. Ally Said Matano, Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)            

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Implementation of transboundary climate change adaptation in the Mekong basin through basin and national actions by Mr. Cong Nguyen Dinh, Mekong River Commission Secretariat PDF - - -
Implementation and financing of transboundary climate change adaptation in the Niger river basin by Mr. Abderahim Birémé Hamid, Niger Basin Authority (NBA) - PDF -  
The ICPDR Approach for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Progress in the Danube River Basin Management Plan (DRBMP) Update 2021 by Mr. Ivan Zavadsky, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) PDF - - -