Delta Coalition at COP22
COP22 in Marrakesh is the first COP to feature a dedicated day for water issues – a positive addition, according to many. On this Water and Climate Day, Bangladesh and the Netherlands got a chance to present the Delta Coalition. Bangladesh explained the delta coalition, and told the audience about the delta problems that the country faces. The Ambassador of Sustainable Development of the Netherlands then told the story of how the coalition came into existence. The opportunity was used to emphasize the need for a multilateral forum on water, referring to previous negotiations on the subject in New York. In reaction to the problems in gaining access to financing to address infrastructural problems, brought up by some African ministers, our efforts to set up a project preparation facility with the Water Global Practice of the World Bank were explained.