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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.
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...
26 Mar 2020 NEW YORK NY, United States
In a World Water Day address, United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described water as "the primary medium through which we perceive the effect of climate disruption, from extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, to glacial melting, saltwater intrusion and sea level rise". The United Nations’ World Water Day 2020 focused on “Water and Climate Change”...
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.
2 Mar 2020 Edinburgh, Scotland
VIDEO: "Water Security For Peace And Development": Looking Forward To The 2021 World Water Forum In Dakar
The Ninth triennial World Water Forum will be held in Dakar, Senegal, in March 2021 with the theme “Water Security for Peace and Development”. Loic Fauchon, President of the World Water Council. speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) video interview for “The Water Diplomat”...
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.