Capacity building activities on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Water Convention

Key words:

Water, transboundary cooperation, climate change adaptation


To enable basins and countries to share knowledge and tools in transboundary climate change adaptation.


Name of Focal Point

Hanna Plotnykova

Email of Focal Point
Capacity building activities on climate change adaptation in transboundary basins



Activity Outcomes

The basins and countries will receive knowledge and will share experience in transboundary climate change adaptation. The activities will include capacity building events and development of the on-line compendium of good practices and lessons learnt in transboundary climate change adaptation. In addition, the following actions can contribute to making basins and countries more resilient to climate change: assisting them in developing transboundary vulnerability and water-food-energy-ecosystem nexus assessments, adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies and plans and their implementation, preparing bankable projects proposals for climate change adaptation and integrating climate change adaptation into river basin management planning; supporting resilience to climate change in water supply and sanitation by supporting setting of specific climate targets under the Protocol on Water and Health in the countries of the pan-European region.

Estimated Activity Milestones

Mainly through global and regional events under the Water Convention and partners and such big global meetings as the 26 UNFCCC COP as well as projects on-the-ground.

Current Partners

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Desired Key Capabilities of New Partners

Outreach and communications, Monitoring, Capacity development, Political networks, Stakeholder networks
Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer

Matthias Berninger

Matthias Berninger (born 1971) is a former German politician and member of The Greens from 1993 until 2007.
From 2001 to 2005, Berninger served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection under minister Renate Künast in the second cabinet of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. After leaving the government, he was his parliamentary group’s spokesperson on economic policy from 2005 until 2007.
Since 2019, Berninger has been serving as head of public and government affairs at Bayer.