Safe Sanitation in a Changing Climate

There has been limited investment from climate funds in the sanitation sector, largely due to political debate on the role of official development assistance in tackling climate change. This online seminar will focus on the connections between climate change and sanitation. The presenters will discuss the importance of sanitation management to build resilience and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The critical role of sanitation in building community resilience and the vulnerability of sanitation systems to climate events will be highlighted. Evidence will be put forward to support calls for professionalization in the management of sanitation systems, greater government engagement with sanitation service provision, and more investment and planning for waste treatment facilities. The potential role of climate finance will be discussed.