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29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
16 Mar 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Panelists describe ambitions, outrage and optimism looking forward to COP26.
3 Feb 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The Scotland-based craft beer firm, Brewgooder, has invested approximately $69,000 USD into two clean water initiatives in Malawi to help curb the spread of COVID-19.The investment will benefit over 90,000 people in Thyolo and Dedza, township districts in south and central Malawi, with the development of solar-powered water supply systems which will deliver safe water to two regional healthcare facilities...
11 Dec 2020 London, United Kingdom
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has released the findings of its annual survey of companies' environmental responsibility with a record 106 corporates, including 34 “new achievers” meeting the NGO's "A List" requirements in the category of "Water Security".CDP's work with water security motivates companies to disclose and reduce their environmental impacts by using the power of investors and customers...
4 Dec 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
A new practical guide from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) illustrates steps businesses can take to help maintain profitability and social license to operate in a climate-insecure future. "Rising to Resilience: How Water Stewardship Can Help Business Build Climate Resilience", provides tools that can help businesses prepare for and respond to climate change’s effects on water resources—the primary medium through which climate change impacts are felt...
22 Nov 2020 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
The World's 450 multilateral development banks have jointly pledged to “support the transformation of the global economy and societies towards sustainable and resilient development”. At a first "Finance in Common" Summit, the banks reaffirmed the need to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and work cooperatively in order to deliver provide the support in each and every country, across the globe...
17 Mar 2020 LONDON
A new high-level expert group plans to develop proposals to unlock more climate finance, specifically for improved water services in low- and middle-income countries, before the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26. Speaking at the summit, WaterAid’s president, Prince Charles highlighted the need for an integrated approach to water and the climate crisis.
25 Jan 2020 CORVALLIS, OR, United States
Dr John Matthews, Executive Director of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) video interview for “The Water Diplomat”.Matthews reflects on December 2019’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid. Was this a good COP for advocates of consideration of adaptation in the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) process? Was this COP a breakthrough for water? Is water yet embedded in UNFCCC institutional thinking? To what extent has the Greta Thunberg effect improved popular and political awareness of the challenges of climate change adaptation? Looking forward to COP26 in Glasgow Scotland, Matthews describes a wish-list including creation of a “Glasgow Partnership” to build on, and exceed, the achievements of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action – a mechanism that ensures that non-state actors can influence and engage with the UNFCCC process in a formal way...
6 Jan 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom
A new report from NGO Christian Aid identifies and quantifies 15 of the most destructive weather events of 2019. All of the disasters (floods, cyclones, typhoons, hurricanes, tropical storms) caused damage of over US$1 billion, and four of them cost at least $10 billion (figures are likely to be underestimates as they often show only insured losses and do not always take into account other financial costs, such as lost productivity and uninsured losses)...
13 Aug 2019 GLASGOW
A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow if a bid to attract the event to the UK is successful, it has been announced. The UK and Italy have lodged a joint bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26. While Turkey is still in the running for the event, the UK is now seen as the clear favourite.