The Water and Climate Coalition is a community of members from scientific organizations, private sector, NGOs, International Organizations, governments, and the civil society. It was founded by 10 UN Organizations (WMO, FAO, IFAD, UNDP, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNU & WHO) and GWP in 2020 to address the gaps identified in the SDG 6 Acceleration Framework. The community is continuously growing with organizations and individuals from various sectors and regions.

The Water and Climate Coalition is based on principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion and is open to anyone, who respects its principles and is interested in actively working towards achieving the sustainable development goals for water and climate (SDG 6 and SDG 13).

The Water and Climate Coalition is focused on action. The members collaborate through a community platform where they can join and suggest activities to the Activity Marketplace. The members address interlinked water and climate challenges through activities in five main areas data and information, capacity development, financing, innovation and governance. The activities can be implemented at local, national, regional, or global scales. The Secretariat organizes regular meetings and workshops with the coalition members and the coalition is present at various global water and climate conferences (such as Stockholm World Water Week, COP27, and UN 2023 Water Conference).


Steering Committee Members of the Water and Climate Coalition

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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.