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3 Jul 2022 LISBON, Portugal
Dialogue On Marine Pollution At Oceans Conference
Oceans under threat through plastics pollution, overfishing, and the effects of climate change, river basin and coastal pollution.
29 Sep 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
Guterres Warns Of Conflict Caused By Water Crisis
Secretary-General warns UN Security Council of the possibility of increasing climate-related conflict
2 Jul 2021 New York, United States
UN Targets Freshwater Bodies In Decade Of Ecosystem Restoration
UNEP's decade of ecosystem restoration is underway with a rallying cry to replant and protect forests, clean up rivers and seas and implement sweeping reformations of agriculture. Armed with reports identifying a $4.1 Trillion USD financing gap while promising a 30-fold return on investment, UNEP and the UNFAO call on the public and private sectors to massively scale up their efforts, while setting out mechanism to monitor and measure progress over the next 10 years. Freshwater is one of 8 major types of ecosystems suffering from dangerous levels of degradation.
18 Mar 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN Adopts Environmental-Ecosystem Economic Accounting Approach
Wetlands and water filtration ecosystems to be incorporated into calculations that impact policy and decision-making.
17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States
“If you don’t feed people, you feed conflict”: Guterres
Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity, and also drives hunger
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US Re-engages With “Flawed” UN Human Rights Council
In a reversal of Trump-era policy, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has announced the intention of the Biden administration to “reengage immediately and robustly” with the council.
19 Feb 2021 AUSTIN TX, United States
Climate Change And The Lone Star State
This Water Diplomat article has been updated 20 February.US President Joe Biden declared a major disaster 20 February in the US State of Texas, allowing more federal funds to be releasd for emergency assistance (White House Statement here).Power is returning across Texas and temperatures are set to rise but some 13 million people are still facing difficulties accessing clean water...
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water Must Be Driving Force In Climate Change Adaptation Policies
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
3 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Biden’s First Steps On Road to Blue-Green Recovery
Newly-inaugurated US President Joseph Biden has wasted little time in honouring his campaign promise to prioritise climate policy and undo a previous deregulation agenda, and science-denialism ideology propagated by his predecessor.On his first day in office, President Biden demonstrated his commitment to tackling the climate crisis with several executive orders including re-joining the Paris Agreement, revoking the withdrawal of the US from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline...
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
Multi-Billion USD Funding Announced for Sahel Great Green Wall Project
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...