WATER and adaptation to the effects of climate change:
INBO is mobilizing for COP21


The INBO is mobilized to the signing of the Pact of Paris at the COP21

In the context of COP21 on climate to be held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015, INBO, with its strong experience and expertise acquired over several decades, wants to contribute to the taking into account of water at COP21 through tangible actions already undertaken by its member organizations

The official website of the COP21
This is the reason why we strongly encourage you to fill online, print, sign, scan and return us this pact, as soon as possible to the address. inbo@inbo-news.org
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To be returned to us once signed
We specify that the text refers only to water and adaptation to climate change in the basins and that our ambition is to have as many signatories as possible in a relatively short time.
We count on your engagement and commitment to water and adaptation to climate change at COP21.
We also ask you to fill up a form on line (hereafter) for each field project that you wish to use for illustrating your commitment to the Pact for adaptation to climatic change in basins.

 See all translations of the Paris Pact

They signed the Paris Pact !

List of signatures for the Paris Pact (10/06/2016)
Official Day on Adaptation to Climate Change
2 décember 2015, Paris-Le Bourget
« 348 Signatories of the Paris Pact in 87 countries »


Preparatory ceremonies of the signing of Paris Pact;

Signing ceremony of the Paris Pact - Pavillon Génération Climat, Paris Le Bourget - 1er décembre 2015
Other photos

Signatories of the Paris Pact on 17 November 2015 at the Meeting of the Parties to the UNECE Water Convention

Signing of the Paris Pact with CIPEL on Thursday 19 November at the Commission’s plenary meeting

Signing of the Paris Pact at EUROPE-INBO meeting (21 - 24 October 2015) in Thessaloniki (Greece)


Signatures du Pacte de Paris - Photos ENCOB XVII - 4-9 Octobre 2015, Caldas Novas (Bresil)
Other photos


During the President François Holland’s speech at the French-Chinese Summit on Economy and Climate, mention is made to integrated management.
See the video on the “Elysée” site
Extrait à 9 min 26 s:
"Nous pouvons (…) dans plusieurs domaines montrer l’exemple au monde entier. Je pense au domaine de l’eau où nous pouvons montrer des gestions intégrées. Où nous pouvons montrer qu’il est possible de retraiter 95% de l’eau dans les villes".
 “ “Water is one of the priorities of the adaptation to climate change” ” - Discussion with Jean-François Donzier on Environment (Remarks collected by Dorothy Laperche) 

At the closing ceremony of the World Water Week, the Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Development, Ms. Ségolène Royal, made an address the audience by explaining the french positions on the next COP21.

Publications on Basins Management 

In 2014, the Water Agency Rhône Méditerranée Corsehas made a plan for adaptation to climate change in the field of water. The first in France, this plan provides proposals for new activities, local actions within reach around 3 topics:
 - To retain water in the soil and aquifers by removing waterproofing,
 - To fight against water wastage,
 - To preserve wetlands and alluvial forests to face droughts and heat waves that will increase.
Municipalities are already initiating actions for adaptation to climate change in the field of water and the water agency would be delighted to share them with you.


Integrated basin management is decisive to ensure the sustainability of water resources.

Video of the Water Agency Adour-Garonne on the expected impacts of climate change in the Great South West of France: quantity and quality of water resources, biodiversity and aquatic environments, ...


« UNECE Message to the members of the global network of basins working on climate change adaptation »


The United Nations and the governments of France and Peru have launched a new website to demonstrate how momentum for climate action is building ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21), at which governments will conclude a new universal climate agreement : http://newsroom.unfccc.int/lpaa/
The website showcases the scope of this mobilisation under the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), which brings both state and non-state actors together on the global stage to accelerate cooperative climate action now and into the future in support of the new agreement.

Date of online publication: 30 September 2015
WATER and adaptation to the effects of climate change: <br /> INBO is mobilizing for COP21

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