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22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
19 Oct 2016 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Human rights NGOs have intensified pressure on the government of Nicaragua to ditch plans for a controversial inter-oceanic canal, while speculation continues that the project’s investors may withdraw because of lack of funding.Dimitris Christopoulos, president of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), said: "Respecting nature and the rights of rural communities is not a luxury...
15 Oct 2015 KYIV, Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have set aside over $457 million USD that could be used to rehabilitate infrastructure in the eastern Donbass region, provided peace and "Ukraine's sovereignty" there are restored, President Petro Poroshenko said this week.Ukraine’s European and US partners could add “four or five times more” to that amount, he told Dnipropetrovsk television on October 13th, noting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that her country could provide some $571 million USD million for infrastructure rebuildingin eastern Ukraine...
17 Apr 2013 BERLIN
The Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani said Qatar was moving steadily towards achieving sustainable development of a knowledge-based economy. He said Qatar will achieve the goal based on the four pillars -- economic, social, human and environmental development -- of Qatar National Vision 2030, initiated by the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani...
16 Mar 2009 istanBul, turkey
A mock environmental tribunal has slammed some dam projects in Turkey even as the country plays host to world leaders, academics, experts and industry executives in the Fifth World Water Forum that began on March 16. The World Water Forum is the principle water-related event in the world. The forum says it intends to offer the water community and policy-and-decision-makers from all over the world to come together to create links, debate and attempt to find solutions to achieve water security...