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10 Apr 2023
UN adopts resolution on climate change initiated by Vanuatu
The small island state of Vanautu has successfully led an initiative to clarify the legal obligations of governments with regard to the rights of present and future generations in relation to climate change. Vanautu has been faced with extreme weather events which have caused large scale damage to property and infrastructure, and for months, it has worked to request other states to co-sponsor the initiative...
12 Nov 2022
Water and adaptation to climate change: the role of systems thinking
On the 12th of November at COP 27, the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, the Water and Climate Coalition, UNEP and the UNFCCC partnered to present an event on systems thinking for the integration of water into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Maria Kosonen, speaking on behalf of the Water and Climate Coalition stated that in the context of the current water crisis and with water at the centre of all SDGs, we need systems thinking to resolve issues, and because most of the effects of climate change are felt through water, we need to approach adaptation through the lens of water...
2 Nov 2022
Water, Climate Change and Cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin
At Cairo Water Week, Soltan Rahimzoda, in his capacity as chair of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea, summarised some of the key contemporary issues in transboundary cooperation in the Aral Sea Basin. This falls within the theme of water for cooperation that has been identified as one of the key issues for discussion during the UN Water Conference in March 2023...
7 Oct 2022
Water Quality Affected by Climate Change, New Study Finds
A new study published by Water Research has found that deforestation caused by climate change can have a negative impact on water quality in reservoirs. A team of researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) conducted a study on the Rappbode reservoir in the Harz region of Germany and found that the indirect consequences of climate change on water quality are being seriously underestimated...
28 Jul 2022 OAKLAND CA, United States
Pacific Institute Launches Water Security Research Project
Pacific Institute's new Water and Climate Equity Strategy intends to provide tailored, evidence-based research and climate resilience strategies for communities at the forefront of water insecurity and climate change.
28 Jul 2022 BEIJING, China
China Gradually Adapting To Climate Change
Exceptionally heavy rainfall in May and June has been succeeded by exceptionally high temperatures in July. New policy documents emphasize monitoring climate risks in key productive sectors.
5 Jul 2022 DUSHANBE, Tajikistan
Dushanbe Declaration Sets The Course For New York
The Dushanbe Declaration emphasises the relationships between water, climate change, and disaster risk reduction, mentioning water in the context of national adaptation plans and climate finance.
3 Jul 2022 SYDNEY, Australia
Australian Court Allows Climate Evidence In Water Sharing Plan
Scientific findings on climate change admitted to an Australian legal review of a water sharing plan for the first time.
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.
20 Jun 2022 BAGHDAD
Iraq: Acute Water Shortage
Climate change and lack of regional cooperation with respect to water distribution are attributed to the increase in the rate of water level decreases since 2021.
31 May 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom
Report Warns Major Cities Face Increasing Risk Of Drought
Major population centres, globally, face increasing water scarcity due to population growth and climate change; warns of health risks associated with poor quality water.
25 May 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Arctic Institute Attributes City Of Iqaluit’s Recurring Water Crises To Climate Change
Frequency of water crises attributed to climate change and poor water resource management. Low levels of precipitation and growing population contribute to unresolved problems.