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  • 9 Oct 2019 - 08:35 - KATHMANDU, Nepal - OOSKAnews Correspondent
     
    OOSKAnews' Special Youth Correspondent in Nepal, 19 year-old Warren Sangay, has contribute this article with accompanying photography on young peoples' climate change protests in Kathmandu. On 20 September, young Nepalese people joined the international climate protest movement. Under the banner of "Friday for the Future", the local demonstration to protest climate change and rising temperatures was held in front of the UN office in Pulchowk. During the protest program organized by the deer and other organizations, including Deer Nepal, they displayed banners like "Why fight against one hundred thousand trees and cut 100 lakh trees in Nijgadh?" Raising the issue of snowfall in the mountains from the traffic jams in Everest, they demanded that the law be changed.

    Thunberg inspires global youth movement

    The international protest movement started with 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, and has been adopted by teenagers worldwide. The main purpose of the demonstration is to specifically alert the government to climate change.
     
    OOSKAnews has reported that 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, chief water commissioner of the Anishinabek Nation (Canada), also joined the protest that was held in advance of the UN Climate Action Summit. 

    Peltier told hundreds of international guests at UN headquarters September 28 "I've said it once, and I'll say it again, we can't eat money, or drink oil".

    Peltier spoke at the Global Landscapes Forum, a platform on sustainable land use founded by UN Environment and the World Bank that's dedicated to achieving development and climate goals.

    "All across these lands, we know somewhere were someone can't drink the water. Why so many, and why have they gone without for so long?"

     
     
     
     
     
  • 6 Oct 2019 - 10:14 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Global investment bank Goldman Sachs says that while the world's attention has focused on the need for reduction of Carbon emissions, investors should pay attention to inevitable changes, and investment opportunites in adaptation.

  • 6 Oct 2019 - 09:10 - NEW YORK NY, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    UNEP (the United Nations Environment Program) has released a report “Safe Climate” which concludes that climate change and its impacts threaten a broad range of human rights and, as a result, states and private actors have extensive human rights obligations and responsibilities.

  • 6 Oct 2019 - 09:57 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Ursula Mueller, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator at the United Nations has called on the international community to take immediate action to confront the "climate crisis" that has had a severe effect on the nation of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa. Mueller's office released a statement after a 3 day mission to the country.

  • 6 Oct 2019 - 08:01 - SAN FRANCISCO CA, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    In an apparent distraction ploy to increase political pressure on the water-stressed state of California, the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a formal notice accusing the city of San Francisco of a number of violations of the country's Clean Water Act.

    letter from the federal agency follows accusations last month that the city allows used needles and human waste to be released untreated into the Pacific Ocean. It cites operating permit violations of the city and county wastewater treatment and sewer systems asserting poor maintenance, thus allowing for the discharge of partially-treated and raw sewage into the ocean.

    Further reading: As reported in OOSKAnews

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:44 - WILMINGTON DE - Local Press Report

    DuPont has signed an agreement to acquire the Memcor business, including ultrafiltration and membrane biofiltration technologies, from Evoqua Water Technologies Corp.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:48 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report

    The Centre will soon start consultation process to make mandatory compliance of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) quality standard for tap water to begin with in the national capital, state capitals and 100 smart cities, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:50 - DOHA - Local Press Report

    Address water scarcity or risk instability - that's the stark warning delivered to the Arab world by one of the region's leading experts on the issue.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:53 - ANKARA - Local Press Report

    Turkey’s Ministry of Forest and Water Management has warned that a project championed by the country’s president to build a canal around Istanbul could cut much of the city’s water supply.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:41 - TEHRAN - Local Press Report

    Speaking on the final day of the 15th Iran International Water and Wastewater Exhibition (Watex 2019), Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said in the second half of the current year, every week a new project is planned to be inaugurated.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:45 - BANGALE - Local Press Report

    Residents of Bangale division in Tana River want a conflict between Kamba and Somali communities resolved.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:48 - NAIROBI - Local Press Report

    What happens when conflicts and instability in other countries become protracted such that people are forced to stay in a refugee camp for a long period of time?

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:51 - NEW DELHI - Local Press Report

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up canalization of the state’s three eastern rivers of the Indus Water System as a national project, to enable conservation of water and enhancement of the region’s economic growth.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:40 - RIYADH - Local Press Report

    Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has stressed on manufacturers to be aware of the importance of rationalizing water consumption resulting from manufacturing processes.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:43 - CARACAS - Local Press Report

    Smelling like an oil refinery, the vast expanse of Lake Maracaibo has become polluted by its own reserves of crude as Venezuela's economic collapse has left wells and pipelines in ruin.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:46 - SANTIAGO - Local Press Report

    Farmers are counting the cost of one of the driest austral winters in six decades, which has destroyed crops and left tens of thousands of farm animals dead in the fields of central Chile.

  • 5 Oct 2019 - 07:49 - SANITAGO - Local Press Report

    The shrinking of Chile's glaciers due to climate change has increased to 8% over the past five years, according to a preliminary study by the General Waters Directorate (DGA).

  • 3 Oct 2019 - 05:04 - Kathmandu, Nepal - TWD Staff

    Sundeep Waslekar, President of Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” video interview.

    Strategic Foresight Group is a think-tank based in India that advises governments and institutions around the world on managing future challenges. Under Waslekar’s leadership, SFG has worked with or on 50 countries from four continents creating new policy concepts in conflict resolution, water diplomacy and foresight for countries and societies. He has been involved in parallel diplomatic exercises to find common ground in the times of crisis, negotiating with Heads of Government, cabinet ministers, diplomats, hydraulic engineers and terrorists. He has facilitated dialogue between Indian and Pakistani decision makers, heads of Nepalese political parties and water authorities in Africa and the Middle East. The conversation took place on the sidelines of an international workshop including an intergenerational dialogue of media leaders in Kathmandu, Nepal, 23-24 September 2019, the objective of which was to sensitize the media on global challenges of water and peace and introduce “Blue Peace”, as well as key recommendations of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace with a view to enable the media to cover water and peace linkages in an effective way.
  • 3 Oct 2019 - 04:22 - HARARE, Zimbabwe - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the establishment of a special task-force to devise an immediate solution to capital city Harare’s worsening water crisis.

  • 2 Oct 2019 - 11:01 - JIANGSU - Local Press Report

    A Jiangsu chemical plant has been fined 20 million yuan (US$2.88 million) for dumping almost 2,700 tonnes of liquid acid waste into the Grand Canal, causing environmental damage “beyond measure”, according to a local court verdict that was published recently.

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