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Water and Climate Leaders Statement at COP27

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The Water Imperative for Climate Action: Message to National and Global Leaders Attending COP27

At COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, the Water and Climate Leaders have released a statement that urges heads of state and government to take more integrated water and climate action to replace the existing fragmented approach where water is often seen as a problem rather than water being “part of the solution” to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.

The statement presents three compelling climate benefits of improved water resources management: reducing the impacts of climate-induced disasters, enhancing resilience to climate change, and lowering GHG emissions.

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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.