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21 Jan 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
The rapid proliferation of cryptocurrencies in recent years (with Bitcoin the most prominent) is raising environmental concerns, and water resources deployed for hydropower are becoming central to the discourse. Bitcoin may exist purely in the digital world, but the process that supports it is extremely energy intensive...
19 May 2020 MUNICH
The world will likely never be the same again after the covid-19 pandemic – too much has changed for us personally, socially and culturally. The pandemic is a terrible tragedy that continues to devastate lives and economies while ironically also bearing the possibility of being a much needed global sustainability reset...
19 Feb 2020 MUNICH, Germany
A new report, compiled and written by international military and security experts, provides a global overview of security risks specifically as they relate to changing climate. It recommends “climate-proofing” international security (including infrastructure, institutions and policies) as well as significant reduction in emissions in order to contain, if not avert, significant-to-catastrophic security threats...
1 Feb 2019 MUNICH
A team at the German Geodetic Research Institute at TUM applied specially developed algorithms to raw measurement data collected from satellite missions. The new model makes it possible to extrapolate water level data for certain points to determine the levels at almost any location in the entire river system.
11 Apr 2018 MUNICH
Allianz SE (ALV.XE) will finance African infrastructure projects by making two separate investments in the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, or EAIF, the insurer said Tuesday. The investments mark the first transactions in Allianz's dedicated African investment strategy, the company said.
22 Jun 2017 MUNICH
A new Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich project explores ways of monitoring global water consumption. Its primary goals are to determine the total volume of water required for food production, and develop incentives to encourage the sustainable use of water. Its major aim is to develop new models for the quantification of water consumption in the agricultural sector, with new monitoring systems to focus on determining the level of 'virtual water' contained in various foodstuffs.
6 Sep 2016 MUNICH
Germany's Bayer has raised its offer for Monsanto to $65bn (£49bn), or $127.50 a share, in a bid to create a global seeds and pesticides giant. Bayer said it was in advanced talks with Monsanto, but warned there was no guarantee a deal would result.
15 Feb 2016 MUNICH, Germany
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will hold ministerial-level talks on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project and Nile water-sharing on the sidelines of the Africa 2016 investment forum, which is being held in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh on February 20-21st.Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry announced the new high-level talks on February 12th, after meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart, Tedros Adhanom, on the sidelines of last week’s Munich Security Conference...
7 Jan 2016 MUNICH
ILF Consulting Engineers is to consult on the refurbishment of Qairokkum hydropower rehabilitation project in Tajikistan in a project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. State-owned power facility Barqi Tojik contracted ILF to work on the scheme, which is the EBRD's largest investment in Tajikistan to date.
13 Nov 2013 WARSAW, Poland
All 10 of the nations at highest risk due to extreme weather from 1993-2012 are developing countries, with Haiti topping the list because of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left 200,000 people homeless, according to the latest Global Climate Risk Index.The index, released on the second day of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) in Warsaw, Poland, was compiled by think tank Germanwatch...
9 Jul 2013 MUNICH
The floods that engulfed central Europe last month are expected to cost insurers about $3.9 billion (2.6 billion pounds) and could be Germany's costliest natural disaster on record, reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday. The world's biggest reinsurer said flooding affected not only Europe but also parts of Canada, Asia and Australia in the first half of the year and was responsible for nearly half of all natural catastrophe damage in that period...
13 Dec 2012 PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Prazská vodárenská spolecnost (PVS), the municipally-owned company that owns Prague’s water infrastructure, received some $54 million USD in investment funds from the city for infrastructure replacement this year – half the amount the company needs, according to its general director, Petr Zejdlík...