Source-to-sea management complements existing land, freshwater and marine management mechanisms through considering the upstream/downstream linkages that distribute impacts and benefits across the system as a whole. By taking upstream/downstream linkages into account, the source-to-sea approach to management contributes to achieving the SDGs – including the closely linked freshwater and ocean SDGs 6 and 14.
Engagement of financial institutions is crucial for accelerating the adoption of source-to-sea management. This interactive event aims to foster discussions and advance knowledge pertinent to financial institutions, donors, private sector, policymakers and governments at all scales and freshwater/marine professionals regarding the rationales, challenges and opportunities for incorporating a source-to-sea perspective when designing, assessing and funding projects. The discussion aims to strengthen cross-sectoral engagement and collaboration to devise new financial tools and practices that incentivize investments and projects that better consider upstream and downstream environmental, social and economic linkages.
Welcome and Setting the Scene: Stimulating Finance for Source-to-Sea Action
Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of financing source-to-sea action
Key highlights and recommendations for next steps
Wrap- up and closure of the session
End of session
The session is open to all registered participants of World Water Week 2021. Register below to attend.
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