Commitment to Action

Water and Cities: Sharing Challenges and Solutions

Commitment by

Conservation International

In 2013, Conservation International (CI) committed to promote and facilitate a partnership among the cities of Bogota, Mexico City, and Rio de Janeiro to address the issue of ecosystem degradation resulting from urban growth and land use change, and the effects of climate change. This initiative will facilitate experience exchange, development of common projects, and capacity building. The goal of this commitment is for each city to be better able to invest in protecting and restoring their natural capital and be able to secure water regulation, supply, and storage for the future, while being better-adapted and more resilient to extreme climatic events. CI will help each city create a local alliance between local, state and/or national level governments, academia, the private sector, development agencies and civil society organizations and support the coordination, funding and management of local programs to protect ecosystems as well as to scale up ongoing activities in each city.

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Commitment

Water and Cities: Sharing Challenges and Solutions

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 year

Estimated Total Value

$1,500,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

BRAZIL

Commitment by

Conservation International

Partner(s)

City of Bogota, Mexico City, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro