The COP26 Rotary Action

Fair Water Footprints

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What is your Global water footprint and can you reduce it?


The Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints

Towards Sustainable and Fair Water Footprints

Water Witness and CDP together with partners from the UK, Finnish, Malagasy, Malawi and Peruvian Governments, amongst others, are calling on businesses, governments, civil society and external support agencies to join a collaborative effort to transform how the global economy interacts with the water environment and the resilience of local communities.

The global production and consumption of food, clothes and goods such as phones, computers and cars have a major influence on society’s climate and water challenges, and their solutions. Our water footprints shape water and climate security for millions of people.

As the climate emergency escalates, we have a once -in-a- generation opportunity to change the way we interact with water and to harness the power of our water footprints – as individuals, companies, and countries – to ensure that they drive fair, sustainable and resilient water use by 2030.

The Glasgow Declaration for Fair Water Footprints for climate- resilient, inclusive, and sustainable development was officially
signed on the 5th November 2021 at COP26 with the launch session occurring on the 8th November, watch the recording here.  The  declaration commits each constituency to take significant and measurable actions over the next decade. We invite you to be part of our united effort to take on this vital and world-changing endeavour.

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