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News | 19 December 2019

COP25: Water adaptation and resilience, more mainstream than ever before

International media was not particularly exuberant about COP25 in Madrid. Only at the very last minute did a modest final statement emerge. At the next climate summit in Glasgow, five years after 'Paris', real progress has to be made. Nevertheless, the Dutch Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Mr Henk Ovink, returned from Spain with a positive feeling. "I have never before experienced that the connection between water and climate adaptation was so high on the agenda and so omnipresent. This opens a window of opportunity to make impactful plans. And, more importantly, to implement those plans!"

Blog of Henk Ovink. Photo of Henk Ovink, Dutch Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, at COP25 in Madrid