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30 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Key milestone on the road to COP26 focuses on six key themes with specific water impacts: infrastructure issues, event preparedness, nature-based solutions, resilience and global security.
17 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC
US administration implements 90-day delay in review of the Revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) in drinking water to allow consultation period.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US President Joe Biden is facing pressure from democratic lawmakers and environmental advocates to support a new clean water bill in response to America’s worsening water crisis.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
In a reversal of Trump-era policy, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has announced the intention of the Biden administration to “reengage immediately and robustly” with the council.
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Biden administration reengages US with “flawed” UN Human Rights Council as Wall Street bets on water futures
In another reversal of Trump-era policy, US secretary of state Antony Blinken has announced the intention of the Biden administration to “reengage immediately and robustly” with the council.The Trump administration withdrew from the UNHRC in 2018 citing entrenched bias against Israel and concern at the council’s willingness to admit nations which were themselves frequent abusers of human rights...
19 Feb 2021 AUSTIN TX, United States
This OOSKAnews article has been updated 20 February.US President Joe Biden declared a major disaster 20 February in the US State of Texas, allowing more federal funds to be releasd for emergency assistance (White House Statement here).Power is returning across Texas and temperatures are set to rise but some 13 million people are still facing difficulties accessing clean water...
10 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
US President Joe Biden has announced that he is “ending all American support for offensive operations in the war in Yemen, including relevant arms sales”, in a move intended to bring to an end the six-year war that has “created a humanitarian and strategic catastrophe”. Fighting between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backed by the US and UK, and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has killed more than 100,000 people since March 2015, and displaced 3...
3 Feb 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Newly-inaugurated US President Joseph Biden has wasted little time in honouring his campaign promise to prioritise climate policy and undo a previous deregulation agenda, and science-denialism ideology propagated by his predecessor.On his first day in office, President Biden demonstrated his commitment to tackling the climate crisis with several executive orders including re-joining the Paris Agreement, revoking the withdrawal of the US from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and cancelling the Keystone XL pipeline...
21 Jan 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A broad coalition of pressure groups delivered a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a week before their inauguration urging them to use their executive powers to implement a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs on day one of their administration.The No Shutoffs Coalition of more than 600 utility-justice, environmental, racial-justice, labour and faith groups has been calling for action since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, pointing to the public health implications of access to water and other utilities during the crisis...
17 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced that the US will host a climate summit of the world’s major economies before the end of March 2021. Biden has already committed the US re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of his inauguration in January.The announcement follows a virtual "Climate Ambition Summit" co-hosted by the UN, the United Kingdom, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile on 12-13 Decmber which was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris accord and was held in lieu of the originally-scheduled COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which will now happen in November 2021...
11 Dec 2020 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Hurricanes Aggravate Economic Crisis In Central America; Migration Expected To Rise; Waterborne Disease Risk
Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.Countries are already suffering from food insecurity, economic downturn and the loss of jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19...
4 Dec 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States President-elect Joe Biden’s appointment of John Kerry as “climate czar” has been met with praise as Kerry is a leading architect of the Paris (2015) climate agreement. In addition, former Secretary of State Kerry is viewed to have the experience and stature to negotiate with other state leaders when the US rejoins the agreement in 2021...