This is the second workshop of the Tafahum WG2 "Environmental Issues and Climate Change in WAAP", which was held as a semi-virtual event on 22-23 September 2020 in Bonn, Germany. This working group was in cooperation with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Two key topics were addressed. The first session discussed the latest developments of COVID-19, its impact on all countries of the region as well as its repercussions for environmental issues, in addition, the discussions also focused on the interconnectivity of environmental and health challenges and how to approach this nexus. The second session was dedicated to the topic of water security. water management as key challenges in the region and governance.