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7 Apr 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Key river basins that are particularly vulnerable include Taihu, Dong and Zhu in China; Danube and Rhine in Europe; Colorado and Upper Mississippi in the United States.
9 Jan 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming.An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related extreme events occurred in low-income countries were insured, compared to 60 Percent in high-income countries...
3 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Environmental organisation WWF has released analysis of new water risk scenarios for 100 cities around the world.The city risk analysis, released on World Cities Day (31 October), includes scenarios in Beijing, Jakarta, Jaipur, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Mecca and Rio de Janeiro, with almost half of the cities at risk being in China...
15 Sep 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace.Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4 billion people – more than half of the world's projected population – will live in the 59 countries experiencing high or extreme water stress, including India and China...
10 Sep 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Humanity’s destruction of nature is having catastrophic impacts on wildlife populations, human health and all aspects of our lives, reveals WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020. This loss of biodiversity is not only an environmental issue but a development, economic, global security, ethical and moral one too...
6 Feb 2020 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
New analysis from environmental NGO WWF reports that the extractives sector suffered water-related financial losses of over $20 Billion USD in 2018, measuring operational risk (too much and too little water), regulatory and reputational risk to highlight companies, commodities, river basins and countries that face the highest overall water risks...
5 Feb 2019 KATHMANDU, Nepal
Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys
A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions would lead to five degrees of warming and cause a loss of two-thirds of the region’s glaciers by the end of this century...
4 Dec 2018 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
A court in Honduras has found seven men guilty of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Caceres who was shot dead in her home by gunmen in 2016 after receiving death threats for her opposition to the Aqua Zarca hydro-electric dam.Judges at the court in Tegucigalpa November 29 said two officials from the construction firm Desa - Sergio Rodríguez and Douglas Bustillo - had helped organize the killing along with former soldier Mariano Díaz...
29 Oct 2018 PASIGHAT, India
Students in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh held a protest rally October 24 to demand a water treaty with China in response to recent geological river disasters in China which threatened flooding of downstream regions of India, forcing the evacuation of thousands.In response to two geological disasters in recent weeks, leaders of three federal units of All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) claimed that China has hatched a conspiracy against India and has created "man-made disasters" in Arunachal Pradesh and downstream Assam...
11 Sep 2018 NEW DELHI
What a difference a year can make in China-India relations. Last year, China was blamed for a flood in northeastern India. This year, it is being praised for helping to minimise the damage. The early warning China issued to India in August on the rising waters of its Tsangpo river – which hit its highest level in 150 years – gave the Indian authorities enough time to prepare.
2 Jul 2018 ASTANA, Kazakhstan
Kazahkstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev last week ratified an agreement between Kazahkstan and China on cooperation in construction of a landslide prevention dam on the cross-border Khorgos River. An initial construction agreement had been signed during the official visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kazakhstan in June 2017...
29 May 2018 HONG KONG, China
Flooding caused by climate change could cost China $389 billion USD over the next two decades, far more than any other country, but the ripple effect of those natural disasters on global trade could see the United States coming out as a major loser too, a recent study has suggested. The US, which has a similar land mass to China, face an economic hit of $30 billion USD from river flooding in the years through 2035, while the damage to European Union nations would fall somewhere between the two.