The Global Convenant of Mayors is the largest global alliance for city climate leadership, built upon the commitment of over 10,000 cities and local governments. These cities hail from 6 continents and 139 countries. In total, they represent more than 800 million people.They share a long-term vision of supporting voluntary action to combat climate change. They’re working towards a resilient and low-emission society.

The Global Commission on Adaption issued this report: “ Adapt now: a Global call for Leadership on climate resilience“: This authoritative report issued in September 2019 is a global call for leadership on climate resilience. It says that investing in adaptation, and in the innovation that comes with it, can unlock new opportunities and spur change across the globe. Adaptation can provide a triple dividend: it avoids economic losses, brings positive gains, and delivers additional social and environmental benefits. It provides an overview of challenges and various areas for action including water governance for climate resilience.

In a report ” Governance of Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Vulnerable Low-Lying Countries” presented at the Stockholm International Water Week in 2015, cases on Mozambique, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Zanzibar showed how climate change impacts have the potential to undermine and even undo progress in development.