ISRBC signs the Paris Pact

Due to the centrality of water for climate change, the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), in cooperation with UNECE and other partners, have developed a document calling for action on climate change adaptation in basins – the „Paris Pact on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Basins of Rivers, Lakes and Aquifers“. This non-binding document includes a description of the context and general principles for climate change adaptation in basins, a list of commitments and an annex with a template to present concrete projects in this field.  

The Pact will be presented on 2 December 2015, at the 21st UN Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP 21) in Paris, which will include half a day on water and climate change adaptation.

So far, 279 governments, international organizations, donors, national and transboundary basin organizations, local authorities, the civil society and companies worldwide have signed the Paris Pact. The ISRBC joined this group by signing the document during the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Water Convention, recently held in Budapest (17-19 November 2015).

Documents in attachment

Paris Pact - leaflet