HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security Zheng Rugang Coordinator, GWP China  Sept.  2010
<ul><li>Water Security in China under the Global Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change Adaptation in relation to...
I.  Water Security in China under the Global Climate Change .
The global climate change  has a far-reaching impact on human being’s survival and development .  change faced by all the ...
China, as a responsible developing country, attaches a great importance to the global climate change . <ul><li>In 2009, th...
Water is the most direct and important area affected by the global climate change. In recent years, the uneven distributio...
A ffected by the heavy rainfalls and the earthquake in Sichuan Province in 2008, a number of rock-mud flows occurred in Ga...
The global climate change will definitely influence or even threaten the water security.
II .  Climate Change Adaptation in relation to Water Resources Management  in China
Facing with the challenging situation of global climate change,  the Chinese Government attaches great importance to the a...
1 、 To strengthen integrated water resources management.
<ul><li>The strict water resources management system will be carried out and taken as an important means to promote the tr...
2 、 To optimize water resources allocation and regulation .
<ul><li>The construction of the South-to-North Water Division Project will be speeded up to form the network for better an...
3 、 To firmly promote the building of water-saving society .
<ul><li>The systems focused on water demand management and based on water right and water marketing will be established so...
Ⅲ .   HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security
Organizing High-level Roundtable   ( HLRT )   meeting mechanism . <ul><li>To date having organized 7 HLRTs covering major ...
High-Level Roundtable  on  Water and Sanitation of China <ul><li>April 2008, Beijing </li></ul>
<ul><li>Nov. 2007, Beijing </li></ul>High-Level Roundtable  on Protection of Water Resources and Water Environment of China
High-Level Roundtable  Meetings
1.  The HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security was  h eld on Apr. 8, 2010 in Beijing
High-Level Roundtable  on  global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>April 2010, Beijing </li></ul>
High-Level Roundtable  on  global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>2.  112 Participants from :  </li></u...
High-Level Roundtable  on  global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>3. Discussions focused on:  </li></ul...
High-Level Roundtable  on  global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>4. Common Understanding and Consensus...
High-Level Roundtable  on  global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>5. Main impact of the HLRT:  </li></u...
Role of Media in HLRT & Other Activities
谢谢 Thank you
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Climate change China experience-HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security presented by Zheng Rugang, Coordinator of GWP China GWP

  1. 1. HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security Zheng Rugang Coordinator, GWP China Sept. 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Water Security in China under the Global Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change Adaptation in relation to Water Resources Management </li></ul><ul><li>HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security </li></ul>
  3. 3. I. Water Security in China under the Global Climate Change .
  4. 4. The global climate change has a far-reaching impact on human being’s survival and development . change faced by all the countries. It is a critical
  5. 5. China, as a responsible developing country, attaches a great importance to the global climate change . <ul><li>In 2009, the Chinese government had set up the emission reduction targets by the year of 2020 : </li></ul><ul><li>reduce carbon-dioxide emission per unit of GDP by 40% to 45% ; </li></ul><ul><li>the non-fossil energy per unit of energy consumption being 15% ; </li></ul><ul><li>40 million hectares of the forest area increased; </li></ul><ul><li>1.3 billion m 3 of stalking volume increased. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Water is the most direct and important area affected by the global climate change. In recent years, the uneven distribution of water resources in timing and space becomes more obvious, the extreme climate events occur more frequently . <ul><li>Flood of Huai River Basin, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Drought of Southwest China, 2009 </li></ul>
  7. 7. A ffected by the heavy rainfalls and the earthquake in Sichuan Province in 2008, a number of rock-mud flows occurred in Gansu and Sichuan provinces and other places which caused serious injuries and deaths. <ul><li>R ock-mud F lows of Zhouqu, 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. The global climate change will definitely influence or even threaten the water security.
  9. 9. II . Climate Change Adaptation in relation to Water Resources Management in China
  10. 10. Facing with the challenging situation of global climate change, the Chinese Government attaches great importance to the adaptation of climate change to ensure the water security.
  11. 11. 1 、 To strengthen integrated water resources management.
  12. 12. <ul><li>The strict water resources management system will be carried out and taken as an important means to promote the transformation of economic development mode. </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2 、 To optimize water resources allocation and regulation .
  14. 14. <ul><li>The construction of the South-to-North Water Division Project will be speeded up to form the network for better and strategically distributing water resources from south to north and east to west. </li></ul>
  15. 15. 3 、 To firmly promote the building of water-saving society .
  16. 16. <ul><li>The systems focused on water demand management and based on water right and water marketing will be established so as to easily set up the mechanisms for saving water and form a self-disciplinary development mode. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Ⅲ . HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security
  18. 18. Organizing High-level Roundtable ( HLRT ) meeting mechanism . <ul><li>To date having organized 7 HLRTs covering major water issues : </li></ul><ul><li>2003 water governance </li></ul><ul><li>2004 sustainable development of soil and water conservation </li></ul><ul><li>2005 comprehensive planning of water resources and IWRM </li></ul><ul><li>2006 drinking water safety </li></ul><ul><li>2007 protection of water resources and water environment </li></ul><ul><li>2008 water and sanitation </li></ul><ul><li>2010 global climate change and water security in China </li></ul><ul><li>inviting key water-related ministries and international organizations for dialogues and discussions. </li></ul>
  19. 19. High-Level Roundtable on Water and Sanitation of China <ul><li>April 2008, Beijing </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Nov. 2007, Beijing </li></ul>High-Level Roundtable on Protection of Water Resources and Water Environment of China
  21. 21. High-Level Roundtable Meetings
  22. 22. 1. The HLRT on Global Climate Change & Water Security was h eld on Apr. 8, 2010 in Beijing
  23. 23. High-Level Roundtable on global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>April 2010, Beijing </li></ul>
  24. 24. High-Level Roundtable on global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>2. 112 Participants from : </li></ul><ul><li>Research institutions ; </li></ul><ul><li>Universities ; </li></ul><ul><li>intn’l organizations ; </li></ul><ul><li>donors(WB, ADB; SDC,CIDA,UKDFID,EU) ; </li></ul><ul><li>NGOs (WWF, TNC) </li></ul>
  25. 25. High-Level Roundtable on global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>3. Discussions focused on: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy conservation and emission reduction; </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of climate change on water resources in China; </li></ul><ul><li>The relationship between the climate change and flood control safety, drinking water safety, food safety and ecological safety; </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change adaptation and integrated water resources management. </li></ul>
  26. 26. High-Level Roundtable on global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>4. Common Understanding and Consensus Reached on: </li></ul><ul><li>Importance on climate change issue and adaptation; </li></ul><ul><li>Water resources most directly affected by CC; </li></ul><ul><li>Water Security as priority; </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality becomes more important considering less water resources; </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of water-saving society building. </li></ul>
  27. 27. High-Level Roundtable on global climate change and water security in China <ul><li>5. Main impact of the HLRT: </li></ul><ul><li>Help raise awareness and better understanding about key water issues; </li></ul><ul><li>Promote linkage between sectors; </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate holistic approach for water resources management. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Role of Media in HLRT & Other Activities
  29. 29. 谢谢 Thank you

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