For the first time in the history of the Conferences of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), special attention was paid to water issues, which were included in the global climate Agenda following the 27th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, which was held from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Arab Republic of Egypt.
The inclusion of water issues in the global climate Agenda was carried out at the initiative of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which are the co-chairs of the UN Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, to be held in March 2023 in New York and the support of other UN member countries.
Including water on the global climate Agenda is important as the climate crisis is a water crisis and water actions are climate actions. Accelerating action on water will help achieve climate goals.
In this regard, the third theme of the Interactive Dialogues of the UN 2023 Water Conference is devoted to the relationship between water and climate: “Water for climate, resilience, and environment: source to sea, biodiversity, climate, resilience, and DRR”.