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1 Apr 2020 GLASGOW, Scotland
The United Nations and the government of the United Kingdom announced 1 April that COP26, November’s key global climate summit in Scotland, will be suspended until 2021. “The middle of next year” is now anticipated for the event, postponed because of the COVID pandemic. Meantime the conference venue, the Scottish Exhibition Centre, is being repurposed as a hospital facility supporting the nation’s National Health Service in response to the COVID crisis...
11 Dec 2019 BONN, Germany
The Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action has released its Climate Action Pathways through 2050, including a Pathway for Water, that set a “baseline” of actions and accomplishments through 2019 and sets new milestones through 2050.The Partnership is a coalition of NGOs that enhances collaboration between governments and cities, regions, businesses, and investors and gives greater visibility and momentum to climate action efforts...
9 Dec 2019 BONN, Germany
Environmental organisation Germanwatch released its 15th annual Global Climate Risk Index report 4 December, analysing impacts of weather-related events (storms, floods, heatwaves etc.) and associated socio-economic data. Its aim is to contextualise ongoing climate policy debates, with an important focus on international climate negotiations, by examining real-world impacts over the last year and the prior 20 year period...
20 Nov 2019 BONN, Germany
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced an update to certain details following the offer of the Government of Spain to host the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019.The new venue is IFEMA - Feria de Madrid (https://www...
11 Oct 2019 BONN
A warmer climate and Europe’s ageing population create a favourable breeding ground for legionella bacteria, which cause a type of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease, Professor Martin Exner said in an interview. “What we are seeing now is that temperatures are increasing even in cold water, so Legionella bacteria also increase,” said Exner, who is Director of the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health at University Clinic Bonn.
9 Oct 2019 MARSEILLE, France
An outcomes document of the High Level Strategic Workshop on Water and Climate, sponsored by the World Water Council, has been made available in advance of the COP25 meeting in Santiago in December.With the theme of “Raising ambitions on the road to COP25”, a June workshop aimed at increasing global climate ambitions through the crucial recognition of water as a main game-changer...
18 Mar 2019 BONN, Germany
Global Assessment Of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Will Assess Progress Against SDGs And Paris Agreement
The first Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services will be presented to 130 governments at the seventh session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), at UNESCO in Paris May 6. Often described as the "IPCC for Biodiversity", IPBES is the global science-policy forum tasked with providing the best available evidence to all decision-makers for people and nature...
7 May 2018 BONN, Germany
UN Climate Change has launched its first-ever Annual Report, laying out the key 2017 achievements and pointing to the future of the climate change process."Climate Change is the single biggest threat to life, security and prosperity on Earth," said UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa...
21 Mar 2018 BONN
Millions of people in the WHO European Region drink contaminated water, often without knowing it. WHO estimates that, every day, 14 people die of diarrhoeal disease due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
2 Mar 2018 BONN
Water power is the largest renewable energy source in the world, but some plants are running out of water due to severe droughts. Is climate change jeopardizing the future of hydropower plants?
25 Jan 2018 CORVALLIS OR, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, reflects on the 23rd session of the conference of parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...
23 Jan 2018 WARRENTON VA, United States
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880 according to analysis by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government.Climate change is identified by experts associated with the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) as “(altering) the global hydrological cycle...