Adaptation and innovation are center to more discussions this year at the COP24 UN Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland. Matt Luna with IHE Delft is representing the MIDES project to highlight how such innovations in drinking water resources can play an integral part in resilience programs.
At a UN side event roundtable and plenary sessions, officials and organizations are looking at sustainable models of future communities, mulit-stakeholder finance and infrastructure. While mitigation is essential in lowering carbon emissions, more parties are taking note of the common areas of adaptation. Without comprehensive sustainable strategies going forward for healthy societies and economies, achieving emissions and temperature reductions will be far more difficult.
Check for updates on the MIDES Twitter account @MIDES2020 during this second week of COP24, or get in touch with Matt Luna from the MIDES contact page to find out more about the MIDES project in climate adaptation initiatives after COP24.