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countries to benefit from the results of the initiativewhich need to be recognised by the UNFCCC andlinked to global UNFCCC mechanisms.WHAT THE PARTIES SHOULD DODiscussions in the UNFCCC need to elevate waterresources as a cross cutting concern. Water is not asector because it transcends all sectors. Theconsequences of climate change on food security,health, energy, and livelihoods are first and foremostbecause of changes in the state of water resources.Water is the bridge that links adaptation andmitigation. During COP 17, Parties should:n Provide a mandate to discuss water on the agendaof the Adaptation Committee;n Establish a working group on water under theAdaptation Committee to operationalise thereferences to water resources in the CancunAgreement. A core group of water experts shouldbe established to track and monitor activities andadvise the Adaptation Committee on theimplementation of water-related adaptation. ThisWater Experts Group should be linked to theUNFCCC's Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation(SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific andTechnological Advice (SBSTA);n Call for the operationalisation of references towater resources in paragraph 14 of the CancunAgreement;n Discuss available, new and emerging technologiesrelated to water during discussions on theTechnology Mechanism;n Call for the creation of a Thematic FundingWindow for Water Resources Management underthe Green Climate Fund. A Thematic FundingWindow will provide Parties with a mechanism toscale up investments in water infrastructure,information and institutions and promote theintegration of water security and climateresilience in development processes;n Strengthen the focus on water in the workprogramme on loss and damage; n Incorporate water management as part of thesolution to REDD;n Issue a decision to avoid adverse impact on waterresources by mitigation measures andemployment of remedial measures.Adapting to climate change is mainly about betterwater management. Appropriate measures must buildon land and water management practices that fosterresilience to climate change, thereby enhancing watersecurity. Innovative technologies and integratedsolutions are needed at the appropriate scales, foradaptation as well as mitigation. nACKNOWLEDGEMENTThis article was prepared with the expertise of theGlobal Water Partnership, an international network of13 Regional and 80 Country Water Partnerships, andmore than 2,300 institutional partners in 158countries. The GWP network is committed to thesustainable development and management of waterresources at all levels.Global Water Partnership (GWP)Drottninggatan 33, SE-111 51 Stockholm, SWEDENTel: +46 (0) 8 522 126, www.gwp.orgABOUT THE AUTHORDr Ania Grobicki is the Executive Secretary of theGlobal Water Partnership. Dr Grobicki has spentmost of her working life on water-related issues,holding positions in the private sector as well as withNGOs and the U.N.. She has a PhD in Biotechnologyfrom Imperial College, London.WATER035

s one of the world's leading makers ofagricultural machinery, New HollandAgriculture is well aware of itsresponsibility both toward farmers andgrowers, and toward the environment. Respondingeffectively and promptly to the demand for ever greaterefficiency and productivity from tractors and harvestingmachinery was always a virtue, but today, the focusmust also be on the environmental impact oftechnology applied to farming. Agricultural equipment is now designed and built tohave a real influence on the development ofsustainable farming and renewable energy sources. Itis equipped with engines generating low emissions andburning less fuel -including alternative fuels thatthese same machines help to produce. This approachrequires a strong commitment and a long-termstrategy. In 2006, New Holland launched its CleanEnergy Leader strategy with the aim of findingpractical and accessible ways to reconcile the needs ofthe agricultural industry with increasingly urgent callsfor action to safeguard the environment. Biodiesel, theECOBlueT solution for low emissions, biomass, theNH2T hydrogen tractor, the Energy IndependentFarm concept and carbon footprint reduction form thefoundation blocks for this strategy. New Holland brokenew ground when back in 2006 it was the firstmanufacturer to promote the use of biodiesel on all itsagricultural machines. Today it is still the most activemanufacturer in this field, producing equipment ableto run on this biofuel. Emission reduction has becomea high priority issue around the world, as governmentsstrive to meet carbon reduction targets. New Holland'sECOBlueT SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction)engine technology offers the unique solution able tocomply with the extremely stringent regulations onemissions while increasing productivity and reducingfuel consumption. New Holland is also able tocontribute to the search for renewable energy sources,with its comprehensive range of highly efficientmachines and implements for biomass productionranging from self-propelled forage harvesterscombined with a complete offering of headers, to largesquare balers, combines, tractors and telehandlers.Taking the topic of renewable energy and sustainabilityeven further, New Holland has developed the EnergyIndependent Farm concept, which is being piloted inthe La Bellotta Farm, in Italy. The project, whichenvisages a complete and entirely self-sustainingvirtuous cycle of energy production and utilisation,includes the only hydrogen-fuelled, zero emissionstractor in the world: the NH²T tractor. The workingunit will be taken to the field at La Bellotta Farm inspring 2012. A further integrated element of theClean Energy Leader strategy will be a web-basedapplication to calculate the carbon footprint of NewHolland products. It will provide farmers withconcrete information to allow them to make the rightdecision to reduce the carbon footprint. The issue of climate change has particular resonancein emerging countries, where agriculturaldevelopment is playing a key role in their search forfood security and renewable energy sources. Well-planned and executed mechanisation is at the heartof achieving a sustainable development of theagricultural sector. This is not just about puttingmachinery in the fields: it is about developing thenecessary local expertise and infrastructure toimplement practices that reconcile the need for highproductivity with that of the environment. New Holland Agriculture has a long history ofinvolvement in the development of efficient andsustainable agricultural practices in these countries.NEWHOLLAND AGRICULTURE -FARMING TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW 036AGRICULTURE FRANCO FUSIGNANI, PRESIDENT AND CEO, NEW HOLLAND AGRICULTUREMARIO GASPARRI,GENERAL MANAGER, CNH INTERNATIONALA