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  1. UN Secretary General Hails COP20 Outcome Agreement

    15 Dec 2014- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the outcome agreement of UN-backed COP20 climate talks, which concluded on December 12th in the Peruvian capital, saying it had laid the groundwork for a ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/15/2014 - 10:36

  2. Water Should Connect Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation Efforts: AGWA

    12 Dec 2014- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Water should be the “glue” the holds together climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, but is not getting the attention it deserves in climate discussions, according to John Matthews, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 11:02

  3. Seven Latin American Countries Pledge to Restore 20 Million Hectares of Degraded Land

    11 Dec 2014- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Costa Rica have pledged to restore 20 million hectares of degraded land by 2020, as part of the Initiative 20x20, launched this week during ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:40

  4. UN General Assembly President: Earth Is at “Tipping Point”

    10 Dec 2014- 11:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The planet is “moving towards the tipping point,” at which damage due to climate change will be irreversible, according to  Sam Kutesa, president of the 69th UN General Assembly. Kutesa was ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:41

  5. Peru Approves New Institute to Investigate Glaciers, Mountains

    9 Dec 2014- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian Congress on December 5th approved creation of the National Research Institute of Mountain Glaciers and Ecosystems, or INIAGEM, which will provide data to decision- makers on ways to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:42

  6. UN Climate Talks Again Mired in Debate Over Funding, Adaptation

    8 Dec 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The COP20 international climate talks, currently taking place in Lima, Peru, have hit snags over who should provide financing for adaptation in developing nations. In a report released last week, the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/08/2014 - 10:14

  7. World Water Congress: Gabriel Eckstein Looks Forward to Scotland

    7 Dec 2014- 11:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up with Gabriel ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/07/2014 - 11:59

  8. Protecting the Environment an “Essential Element” of Post-2015 Sustainability Goals: UN Secretary-General

    5 Dec 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Protecting the planet is one of six “essential elements” that should guide development of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/12/2014 - 08:43

  9. Kenya Gets $11 Million From Adaptation Fund to Fight Effects of Climate Change

    4 Dec 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya is one of nine countries to receive $11 million USD from the Adaptation Fund to help implement a range of climate change adaptation projects in key economic sectors. The Adaptation Fund is ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 12/04/2014 - 10:00

  10. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Confirm Position on Hydropower

    26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by Local Press Report ASTANA 24.kg News Construction of new hydropower facilities in the upper reaches of Syrdarya and Amudarya rivers in Central Asia should be implemented in accordance with the international law and with compulsory ...

    Local Press Report - 11/26/2014 - 10:46

  11. American Standard Announces Plans to Reach 20 Million With Improved Sanitation by 2020

    20 Nov 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PISCATAWAY, NJ, United States In honor of World Toilet Day on November 19th, American Standard, a US-based manufacturer of plumbing fixtures, announced plans to reach 20 million people worldwide with improved ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/20/2014 - 10:28

  12. Funding Gaps Limit Progress in Achieving Universal Water, Sanitation Access: UN

    19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Insufficient financing overall, funding gaps in rural areas, weak national capacity, gaps in monitoring, and neglect for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools and health ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 11:17

  13. WFP Scales Back Food Aid for Refugees in Kenya

    19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya The UN World Food Program (WFP) on November 14th announced that due to budget constraints, it was reducing food aid to Somali and South Sudanese refugees living in Kenya by 50 percent. Officials ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/19/2014 - 10:47

  14. International Toilet Festival Highlights Sanitation Issues in Asia

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The International Toilet Festival, being held in India this week, will bring together representatives from seven Asian nations-- India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Afghanistan- ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  15. South Sudanese Refugee Leaders Allege Water Supply Poisoning Following Deaths at Ethiopian Camp

    17 Nov 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAMBELLA, Ethiopia Two people have died and 70 more have become seriously ill, apparently after drinking contaminated water, in the Kule camp in Ethiopia’s Gambella region. The campis home to almost 200,000 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/17/2014 - 10:11

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