Climate Change

Considering the significance and the complexities of the climate change challenges for transboundary river basins, in November 2015, the International Sava River Basin Commission signed Paris Pact on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Basins of Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers, and joined the family of more than 300 governments, international organizations, donors, national and transboundary basin organizations, local authorities, the civil society and companies calling for action on climate change adaptation.

The climate change issue is addressed in the Sava River Basin based on national climate change policies and legislations, available information on future trends, and results of the relevant project implementation, providing  the suggestions for further steps.
2013 Pilot project Building the link between flood risk management planning and climate change assessment in the Sava River Basin
2015 Project Water – Food – Energy – Ecosystems Nexus Assessment in the Sava River Basin, implemented within the Programme of Work for 2013–2015 under the UNECE Water Convention identified a menu of solutions to address specific intersectoral challenges and recognized many benefits of adopting a transboundary nexus approach in the Sava River Basin
2015 Project Water and Climate Adaptation Plan for the Sava River Basin (WATCAP), implemented by World Bank assist stakeholders and decision makers in assessing and planning for the risks generated by climate change impacts on water resources;(ii) provide a basis for future plans and studies of adaptation to climate change impacts and (iii) stimulate cooperation and debate across the basin toward additional and more detailed studies on climate change impacts at the regional and basin scale
2016 Danube Water Nexus Project – Sava Case Study, implemented by the EC Joint Research Center examined various water futures due to climate change and land use changes by political, demographical and economic factors
2018 Outline of the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and priority measures for the Sava River Basin developed in the framework of the Global alliance for water and climate incubator platform supported by International Office for Water, French Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the UNECE