Hydro Nation Virtual Water Pavilion
Scotland’s Hydro Nation Strategy was established in 2012, to fulfil the statutory duty on Scottish Ministers to ensure “the development of the value of Scotland's water resources". In the context of climate change, this means that we recognise the importance of responsible stewardship of our water resources to delivering an innovative water sector that supports a flourishing low-carbon economy and plays a crucial role in international development support.
The Hydro Nation Virtual Experience highlights some key examples of this activity and features six tours themed on key areas of Scotland’s Hydro Nation delivery. Please take some time to explore the content and immerse yourself in Scotland’s iconic water landscapes.
You will also find a planner and information on key waters-related events at the conference to assist you in planning your COP26 around water.
Highlighting the critical role of water in relation to both Adaptation and Loss and Damage is essential if practical solutions are to be found. This session draws on the breadth of expertise and experience in the UNESCO Water Family and examines possible ways forward from around the world, especially in relation to governance.
Questions can be tweeted to: @dundeewater
Organisers: RAMSAR Convention; BirdLife International; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Wetlands International (WI); Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT); World
It's vital for us to reimagine the way we live to support responsible consumption and tackle the climate crisis. Scotland can lead the way, embedding the circular economy in towns, cities and regions. Zero Waste Scotland is working with councils, local authorities and businesses to drive this shift.
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This event showcases the UK’s proactive steps to build adaptive capacity and reduce climate risk to communities both domestically and internationally through risk assessments, action-oriented research and knowledge exchange. The panel discussion will draw on findings from the third Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk published in 2021. The event is co-organised by Defra, FCDO, CCC, the Met Office and the University of Exeter.
- Jo Churchill MP is the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
- Professor Gideon Henderson, CSA, Defra.
- Dr Rosalind West, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
- Dr Ana Maria Loboguerrero Rodriguez, Head of Global Policy Research, International Center for Tropical Agriculture
- Baroness Brown, Chair, Adaptation Committee, UK Climate Change Committee
- Professor Richard Betts, Head of Climate Impacts Research at the Met Office Hadley Centre and Char in Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter
- This event will be held in the blue zone at COP26 and therefore in person attendance will require accreditation, these are not open to the public.
- To note: These tickets can't guarantee in-person attendance as there is a limit to the room capacity.
- A breakfast reception will precede this event from 8:00-9:00, showcasing video materials from our co-organisers with an opportunity to socialise. Refreshments will be provided.
This event at COP26 will showcase a new capacity building program under the leadership of the UNFCCC. The CASTT Adaptation Academy provides in-depth training and cross-country exchanges to those involved in national adaptation planning, implementation, and reporting. The event will highlight the Adaptation Academy’s value in building a community of practice among national adaptation focal points and others involved in climate programs.
Scotland’s buoyant reuse sector and our growing circular economy already provide us with more sustainable options to buy the things we really need. This event will showcase real examples of businesses that have adopted circular strategies into their business model and how it has impacted their growth.
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This session will focus entirely on groundwater and the critical role it plays in climate change mitigation, resilience and adaptation.
Scotland has decarbonised its grid faster than most, however the reality is that four-fifths of our carbon footprint comes from consumption. This event will explore themes in the Decoupling Report, produced by Zero Waste Scotland and its Decoupling Advisory Group and look at how we can support GDP growth by focusing on a circular and wellbeing economy.
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