Water drives resilience: A Call to Action for Public Development Banks

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Water drives resilient countries: call for a Water Finance Coalition
when ? where ?
The Tuesday 10 November 2020
4pm-5.30pm CET
Agence Française de Développement (AFD), together with its partners, is pleased to invite you to the webinar “Water drives resilient countries: a call to action for public development banks to build a Water Finance Coalition” in the approach to the Finance in Common Summit.

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 from 4pm to 5.30pm CET.

Climate change is water change. As described by the IPCC, the greatest risks of global warming relate to water. Water resources are under pressure. Billions of people are lacking proper access to water and sanitation with impacts on health, economy and the environment. The Covid-19 pandemic is a brutal reminder of the need for such basic services.

However, the water and sanitation sector remains under-financed. According to the World Bank, more than US $110 billion would be necessary every year to achieve safe access to water and sanitation, yet only one-third of current needs are being met.

As speakers from AFD, Banobras, CAF, CDG Capital, EIB and the World Bank will tell us, Public Development Banks have played a key role in financing water and sanitation infrastructure in many countries. But financing needs to be scaled up, especially in emerging and developing countries.

At the end of the session AFD, CAF, EIB and the World Bank, in cooperation with Sanitation and Water for All, will call for all Public Development Banks - whether multilateral, bilateral or national - to boost financing for water and sanitation and to foster greater cooperation.
 

when ?
The Tuesday 10 November 2020
4pm-5.30pm CET
where ?
Speakers
Julian
SUAREZ-MIGLIOZZI
Development Bank of Latin America
Kathleen
DOMINIQUE
OECD
Hamid
TAWFIKI
CDG Capital Morocco
Catarina
DE ALBUQUERQUE
Sanitation and Water for All
Juan
BOFILL
European Investment Bank
Céline
ROBERT
Agence Française de Développement
Carlos
PUENTE LOPEZ
Banobras Mexico
Gilles
KLEITZ
Agence Française de Développement
Jennifer
SARA
The World Bank

Location of the event

Siège de l'AFD
5 rue Roland-Barthes
75012
Paris