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Why Water Sanitation and Hygiene Must be Top of Your Climate Agenda

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A Call to Action: What Can Sector Planners, Policy Makers and Experts Do?

Climate change has a tremendous negative impact on WASH services. But at the same time, the WASH sector presents a huge opportunity to contribute to global adaptation and mitigation goals, through the building of a climate-resilient, low-carbon WASH sector.

This briefing note is aimed at planners, policy makers and experts in both the climate sector and the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. It looks at the links between the two sectors, considers how both can benefit from closer integration, and highlights why an increased focus on climate-resilient water, sanitation and hygiene is a critical element of taking action on climate.