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  • 22 Feb 2019- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed that a quarter of all European Union (EU) spending should be directed to mitigation of climate change. Juncker was responding February 22 to Swedish teenager Greta
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAVOS, Switzerland The world has made some progress in terms of access to drinking water and sanitation, but is faring less well at wastewater treatment, according to the 2014 Environmental Performance Index (EPI). The report, put together by Yale
  • It costs the world some $490 billion USD a year to combat land degradation, significantly more than what it would cost to prevent it, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which held its second Scientific Conference on desertification economics and sustainable land management in Bonn last week.
  • The biggest problem in water management, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas, is that “the world is playing games.”
  • 10 Feb 2010- 15:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a panel including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the issue of water scarcity now poses one of the greatest threats to health, safety, economic
  • 10 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a panel including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the issue of water scarcity now poses one of the greatest threats to health, safety, economic
  • 8 Feb 2010- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a panel including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the issue of water scarcity now poses one of the greatest threats to health, safety, economic
  • 8 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, a panel including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the issue of water scarcity now poses one of the greatest threats to health, safety, economic
  • 3 Feb 2010- 15:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS he World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 2010 version of its Global Risk Report, detailing the global risk landscape for the year ahead. The report is released annually, ahead of the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos,
  • 3 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS T he World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 2010 version of its Global Risk Report, detailing the global risk landscape for the year ahead. The report is released annually, ahead of the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos,
  • 1 Feb 2010- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS T he World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 2010 version of its Global Risk Report, detailing the global risk landscape for the year ahead. The report is released annually, ahead of the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos,
  • 1 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS I he World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the 2010 version of its Global Risk Report, detailing the global risk landscape for the year ahead. The report is released annually, ahead of the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos,
  • 9 Mar 2009- 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS Privatization of municipal water systems does not always end up being pro-poor, and indeed has left many of the world's poor, who cannot afford to pay the cost of water incurred by private water concessionaires, with no access to
  • 2 Mar 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS Privatization of municipal water systems does not always end up being pro-poor, and indeed has left many of the world's poor, who cannot afford to pay the cost of water incurred by private water concessionaires, with no access to
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent switzerland, DAVOS The year 2008 will go down in the record books as the year of food, energy and economic crises. Yet there is another looming crisis that cuts across this universe of problems, and it involves water. The passing year was marked by

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