Nature-based and Hybrid Water Infrastructure - Phase 2: Hear from the Experts

Date: 20 Nov 2017

Water Criteria Consortium and Criteria Development

Partner organisations in the Water Consortium are Climate Bonds Initiative, Ceres, World Resources InstituteCDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) which is supported by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

Criteria development is supported by the Consortium together with a Technical Working Group (TWG) that is led by Lead Specialist Dr John Mathews and includes additional water expertise through representation from other NGO’s, industry experts and water authorities. An Industry Working Group (IWG) also provides support by reviewing and assessing the criteria development. 

A list of TWG and IWG members can be found it here.

Water Consortium Moves to Next Phase in Climate Bonds Standard Water Criteria Development

On behalf of the Water Consortium, the Climate Bonds Initiative has released Water Criteria Phase 2 Nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure for public consultation. 

The Water Criteria are a key component of the science-based Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme - a screening tool for investors, development banks and governments, which allows them to easily prioritize climate and green bonds with confidence that the funds are being used to deliver climate change solutions.

Water Criteria Phase 2

Water Criteria Phase 2 has a focus on nature-based and hybrid water infrastructure such as wetlands and watersheds including for purposes as water collection, storage, treatment and distribution, flood protection and drought resilience.  

The Phase 2 Criteria aims to:  

 I. Certify water infrastructure that are compatible with a 2°C trajectory

 II. Ensure these assets and the surrounding ecosystem are adaptive and resilient to a changing climate.

You can find more details and Criteria documentation on our Water Page.

Please send all comments to Lily Dai Senior Research Analyst (

Webinar Details

Webinar 2: Mon 20 Nov 16:00 - 17:00 BST (UK Time)

Water Consortium Presenters will be:

Anna Creed – Head of Standards Climate Bonds Initiative

Dr John Mathews – Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA)

Additional Consortium Presenter (TBC)

These webinars will cover:

Introduction to Phase 2

Development Process


For more information, please click Here.

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