<p>Water features highly in a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change aimed at shifting the focus from examining the problem to implementing solutions.</p><p>Identifying the availability and sustainability of freshwater as “fundamental for climate resilience”, the Commission is seeking to prioritise transformational changes in all sectors through enhanced engagement of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the Water Framework and Floods Directives and is pushing hard for nature-based solutions and cross-border cooperation.</p><p>The<a href=&quo
The financial impact of water risk could amount to $301 Billion USD versus $55 Billion USD to address those risks, according to the 2020 Global Water Report issued 3 March by the CDP.
The report also notes progress in water use, with two/thirds of the nearly 3,000 participating companies saying they are reducing or maintaining water withdrawals, while more than half are monitoring the quality of their wastewater discharges.
However, it finds that just 4.4 Percent of businesses are making progress against water pollution reduction targets.
A major report calls for international water security issues to be elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine in response to unravelling ecological and natural security.
<p>In another 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.</p><p>The Trump administration withdrew from the UNHRC in 2018 citing entrenched bias against Israel and concern at the council’s willingness to admit nations which were themselves frequent abusers of human rights.</p><p>Announcing the return of the US to the table, Blinken acknowledged the oft-cited failings of the UNHRC, saying: “"We recognize that the Human Right
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<p>Over 100,000 inhabitants of Tajikistan’s fourth-largest city, Kulob, will receive access to an improved water supply and water treatment services following major upgrades financially supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU). It is expected that upon implementation the city of Kulob will be able to reduce its water losses by up to 35 per cent.</p>
<p>Europeans spend more than £700 billion a year on recreational visits to water bodies – but perceived poor water quality costs almost £90bn in lost visits, a new study has found. The new research – led by a European collaboration involving the University of Stirling and the University of Exeter – used data from 11,000 visits across 14 different countries to analyse the economic value of water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, waterfalls, beaches and seaside promenades.
Given that papal travel is starting again next week, might the Pope make a visit to Glasgow? Church sources have told The Tablet the idea is under consideration. It is noteworthy that on January 15, 2021, the UK’s Ambassador to the Holy See, Sally Axworthy, was received in a private audience by Francis. It is assumed that COP26 made up part of the conversation, although it is unknown if a visit was discussed.