Climate change, water and energy are inextricably connected; action in one area has impact on the others. Climate change is a major driver of increasing temperatures, loss of snow pack and changing precipitation. Related extreme events such as droughts, storms and floods significantly degrade water catchments and reduce water availability and quality, ultimately impacting life cycles of water and energy.
The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in 2015, commits governments to take urgent action to combat climate change. It reinforces a collective goal of not only holding global warming to1.5 degrees by 2050, but also enhancing adaptive capacity and strengthening resilience to climate-related hazards and natural disasters. Reducing climate impact and slowing further warming requires collaborative actions and all-hands approach, working across sectors and governing levels.
ILEG works with governmental agencies, private sector, research institutions, local communities and national and international non-governmental organizations to scale up capacity and raise ambition for climate action
Our research on climate change, energy systems and water management informs effective policy making and practice. We support national and county governments to formulate and implement robust policies and favorable, transparent and stable regulatory frameworks on climate change, water management and green growth. We empower local communities and NGOs to participate in energy, water and climate change governance. We offer training and technical support to public, private, non-governmental, sub-national and regional entities and international organizations that seek accreditation to the GCF and other climate funds.We work with governmental agencies, research institutions, research institutions, NGOs and local communities to promote climate innovation and investmentin order to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience to climate hazards and natural disasters while slowing further warming.
Climate Change, Water and Energy Programme at ILEG focuses on five main areas: accelerating climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, strengthening capacities to mobilize climate finance, advancing transition to clean and efficient energytechnologies, enhancing governance for green growth, and building resilience through effective water management.