Time: 14:00-15:15 CET (Geneva)
The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Adaptation at Altitude Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) are co-organizing a webinar on the role of parliamentarians in climate change adaptation in mountain areas.
Mountains are home to more than one billion people in the world and provide many essential natural resources, including freshwater for half of the global population. However, these regions are also experiencing serious impacts of climate change. Adaptation in mountains is a pressing global issue and is essential for sustainable development, but countries often do not adequately address mountain resilience in their Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation plans.
This webinar will focus on the role of parliamentarians in ensuring that mountain resilience is a priority in their respective countries. It will explore ways in which parliamentarians can ensure legislative and budgetary responses to climate change and development to address mountain-specific issues, but also while ensuring that these responses are in line with national priorities and international agreements. The webinar will highlight challenges and opportunities faced by parliamentarians in aligning climate, disaster risk reduction and development agendas. It will also be an opportunity for parliamentarians to share “good practices” on engaging in topics on mountain areas.
The main target audience for this webinar is parliamentarians and parliamentary staff. However, the webinar is also open to other participants including experts supporting the work of parliaments, international organizations, NGOs, and development practitioners and researchers.
This webinar will be hosted on the Interprefy platform. It will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in French, Russian, and Spanish.
Please register here: https://www.genevawaterhub.org/content/aaa-20201211-webinar-registration
This webinar is organized as part of the Adaptation at Altitude programme which strives to increase the resilience and adaptive capacity of mountain communities and ecosystems to climate change. Adaptation at Altitude is funded by the SDC and implemented by the University of Geneva, the Stockholm Environment Institute and Zoï Environment Network, in partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.