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COP28 Head of Delegation statement by IWMI director general Mark Smith

Water and food systems ready to roll out climate-resilient solutions

A ministerial dialogue and a new global partnership at COP28 signal commitment to integrate water and food systems — for both adaptation and mitigation — in national climate plans.
Terra Sustainability Pavilion at Expo City Dubai, the venue of COP28. Stefan Tomic

COP28 Water Pavilion launches official website, a hub for global water...

IWMI is a partner in the Water Pavilion and a member of the 2023 Steering Committee.
People take refuge on the roofs of buildings following flooding caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, 2019. World Vision/DFID

What is loss and damage and how does it apply to...

A year after COP27, we explain what loss and damage is, how it relates to water, what a Loss and Damage Fund would do, and what progress has been made.


IWMI aims to make contributions to a number of discussions at COP28 including on adaptation and resilience.
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A golden opportunity for all stakeholders to rise to the occasion and tackle effectively the global challenge of climate change facilitated by Egypt on the African continent.
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Researchers will participate in the UN climate negotiations in Glasgow and online.

How IWMI is engaged in the global climate agenda

Through policy engagement, IWMI contributes to the global dialogue on climate.