MEP Water Group: The role of Water in Adaptation to Climate Change
Dr Ebun Akinsete, Senior Researcher at ICRE8, participated in a panel discussion on “The Role of Water in Adaptation to Climate Change”, hosted by the the MEP water Group in Association with The European Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP) at the European Parliament, in Brussels, on 6 December 2016. Speakers included Yvon Slingenberg (Director of Dir A — International and Mainstreaming, DG CLIMA), Mario Nova (Director General of the DG Environment, Energy & Sustainable Development of the Lombardy Region), Jakob Møller Nielsen (Director for Urban Development, City of Copenhagen), and Jean-Pierre Maugendre (Deputy Director for Sustainable Development, SUEZ representing The Business Alliance for Water and Climate - BAFWAC). The event was chaired by MEP Ester de Lange (chairwoman of the MEP Water Group and Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party). Speakers passed commentary on the importance of water in the context of climate change from a policy perspective as well as in the context of case studies in Copenhagen, Denmark as well as the Region of Lombardy in Italy.