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Bridging the financial gap: investing in SDG 6

SDG 6 is under-prioritised and financial resources are lacking in many countries. According to the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS), there is an average gap of 61% between the finance required to meet national WASH targets and the funding that is available. The session identified the reasons why water, sanitation and hygiene services are under-resourced, and what barriers countries face with regard to access finance for WASH.

To build a bridge across the financing gap, the session explored existing financial sources for water, such as the 3 Ts - taxes, tariffs, transfers. Speakers reflected on the quantity and quality of finance for SDG 6 and discussed how it can be ensured that investments are at scale, targeted, and sustainable?

The 'Water and Beyond' session Bridging the financial gap: investing in SDG 6 will highlight the external dimension of the EU Green Deal and the key opportunities for the upcoming EU programming exercise to ensure that the EU priorities and investments in water and sanitation are part of the response to global challenges, such as the health and climate crises.

Click here for more information about our Water and Beyond event.

SESSION SUMMARY

Tuesday 19 January: Session 3 - Bridging the financial gap: investing in SDG 6

Time: 13:15 - 14:45 (CET)

13:15-13:35

Introduction

Facilitator: Christian Severin, Coordinator International Waters, Global Environment Facility

Bridging the current financial gap for SDG 6, keynote by Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO, Sanitation and Water for All

Financing SDG 6 means water and sanitation for all, keynote by Abdeslam Jorio, Budget Directorate, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco - (TBC)

13:35-13:40

Questions and answers

13:40-14:30

Parallel break-out groups: Setting the current context on finance for water and challenges and opportunities

 

(1) Setting the current context: finance for water and challenges and opportunities

(2) Setting the current context: finance for water and challenges and opportunities

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