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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...
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...
11 Aug 2020 DHAKA, Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Ministry of Water Resources is set to seek funding for an estimated $985 Million USD to implement a “Teesta River Comprehensive Management and Restoration Project”, possibly with support from China, as discussions with India over management of the river are perceived to have been unproductive...
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...
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...
18 Sep 2018 MANILA, Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 Millian USD loan to protect a water basin of China's Yangtze River.The ADB said September 18 that the loan for a "complementary set of initiatives to improve flood management, clean water supplies, and ecological conservation in the Longxi River watershed is a key project under ADB's new Yangtze River Economic Belt Framework" which will provide around 2 billion U...
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
China Roundup: Water Quality Improving, Deadly Storms Cause Landslides and Dam Breach, Beihatan Dam Construction Commences, Polluted River Media Stunt, South-North Transfer: Farms Closed and More
Uneven Progress in Reducing Water PollutionChina's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday. Xinhua reported August 14th that in the first half of the year, the proportion of monitored surface water reaching Grade III or above, which could be used for drinking, rose to 70 percent across the country, up 1...
19 Jul 2017 JILIN CITY
OVER 7,500 houses have collapsed or suffered damage and 75,000 residents have been relocated since rainstorms starting hitting Yongji County in northeast China's Jilin Province late last week. The local government has formed 14 disaster-relief teams to relocate the victims and disinfect disaster areas to prevent disease.
5 Oct 2016 SEOUL, South Korea
North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post-disaster recovery efforts in the country’s North Hamgyong ProvinceKCNA also reported last week that regional ally China has offered relief...
26 Sep 2016 BEIJING
Flooding is actually rated as one of the most destructive natural hazards in China with damage mostly experienced across cities, as a result of heavy summer rainfall. In an effort to avoid the effect of the loss of green and open spaces within cities, and the related social, economic and environmental costs, in 2013 the Chinese Central Government called for the widespread adoption of, ‘the sponge city' approach, providing the necessary financing for pilot activities across 16 urban districts for 2015 and 14 for 2016.