Climate Water

COP26: A Call to Action: Building Water and Climate Resilience through Nature-based Solutions

Glasgow / Virtual

November 4, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT / 13:30 – 15:00 EDT
Water & Climate Pavilion (Blue Zone) | Watch it here

Convenors: Pacific Institute, CEO Water Mandate, The Nature Conservancy, LimnoTech, Danone, WWF, IUCN, Forest Trends, United States Army Corps of Engineers, City of Cape Town, Asia Pulp and Paper, Heineken
This session will bring together key stakeholders from the public, private and NGO sectors. The discussions will center on the challenges and opportunities for mitigation and adaptation that exist in addressing the water-climate nexus as well as considerations of biodiversity and the environment. Approaches like nature-based solutions and resilience thinking will be foregrounded to help build the business case for investments in water and climate solutions. The focus of the session is on building collective action, gaining allies / forging alliances, and breaking down barriers/silos.


  • Naabia Ofosu-Amaah – The Nature Conservancy


  • Torgny Holmgrem, Stockholm International Water Institute
  • Todd Bridges, USACE
  • Tamsin Faragher, City of Cape Town
  • Pilar Cruz, Cargill (TBC)
  • Stacey Tank, Heineken
  • Jan Cassin, Forest Trends
  • Jason Morrison, Pacific Institute