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2 Jul 2021 New York, United States
UNEP's decade of ecosystem restoration is underway with a rallying cry to replant and protect forests, clean up rivers and seas and implement sweeping reformations of agriculture. Armed with reports identifying a $4.1 Trillion USD financing gap while promising a 30-fold return on investment, UNEP and the UNFAO call on the public and private sectors to massively scale up their efforts, while setting out mechanism to monitor and measure progress over the next 10 years. Freshwater is one of 8 major types of ecosystems suffering from dangerous levels of degradation.
17 Mar 2021 New YORK NY, United States
Conflict reduces access to vital resources like water and electricity, and also drives hunger.
UN Secretary General briefs Security Council.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
In a 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.
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Biden administration reengages US with “flawed” UN Human Rights Council as Wall Street bets on water futures
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.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...
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...
3 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Newly-inaugurated US President Joseph Biden has wasted little time in honouring his campaign promise to prioritise climate policy and undo a previous deregulation agenda, and science-denialism ideology propagated by his predecessor.On his first day in office, President Biden demonstrated his commitment to tackling the climate crisis with several executive orders including re-joining the Paris Agreement, revoking the withdrawal of the US from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline...
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...
15 Sep 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Record heat, ice loss, wildfires, floods and droughts continue to worsen, affecting communities, nations and economies around the world, the United in Science 2020 report finds.“Human-induced climate change is affecting life-sustaining systems, from the top of the mountains to the depths of the oceans, leading to accelerating sea-level rise, with cascading effects for ecosystems and human security,” the multi-organization high-level compilation of latest climate science information states...
25 Aug 2020 Damascus, Syria
For the eighth time since October 2019, actions by Turkey and Sunni rebel allies cut water service from the Allouk (Alok) pumping station in Syria, 13 August.While flow from the station was partially restored 23 August, potable water supply has not yet been restored to parts of Al-Hasakeh city which is under control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is considered by Turkey to be a terrorist group...
15 Jul 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined UN-Water Chair, Gilbert Huongbo 9 July in the launch of the Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) Global Acceleration Framework. SDG 6, one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, calls for clean water and sanitation for all people...
21 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the Indus River waters shared by Pakistan and India to be used as a “tool for peace and not war".During a 4-day visit to Pakistan in mid-February Guterres alluded to heightened tensions between the two countries around interpretation and implementation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which codifies the division and management of the waters of the Indus...
26 Jan 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
Haiti reached the milestone this week of an entire year free from any new cases of deadly waterborne disease cholera following a nine-year long outbreak in the country that affected over 820,00 people and killed close to 10,000.Marking the milestone, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that the UN deeply regretted “the loss of life and suffering caused” by the epidemic, which began in October 2010, and is widely believed to have been imported by UN peacekeepers...