Terms searched: National security
12 May 2022 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
The UAE has prioritized achievement of SDG 6 and has increased investment in desalination projects at a rate of 3 percent per annum in combination with other national strategic projects. Total investment in new plants has reached $2.1 Billion USD.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new research series to inform the UN Security Council (UNSC) on climate-related and development risks in selected countries has launched its summary on Iraq. It highlights the vulnerability of Iraq to the impacts of climate change, its dependency on natural resources, and the environment of conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption.
5 Mar 2022 LAHORE
Implementation of multi-pronged strategy for unprecedented hydropower and water storage development in Pakistan under the vision of “Decade of Dams” is underway through an innovative financial strategy.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
12 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
International water security issues should elevated within US foreign policy and national security activities as part of a wider case for rebooting US national security architecture and doctrine, according to a new report.
10 Feb 2021 SINGAPORE, Singapore
Singapore has opened its fourth desalination plant in an effort to enhance water security measures across the country as daily water consumption rates reach 430 million gallons per day, with an expected two-fold increase in the next thirty years. The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP) is Singapore’s first ever large-scale dual-mode plant which has the ability to treat both seawater from the coast and fresh water from the Marina Reservoir...
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...
3 Feb 2021 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
Leading national and international researchers, scientists and stakeholders gathered virtually in attendance of the fifth International Rain Enhancement Forum (IREF) to address global water and sustainability issues, hosted by the UAE 25-36 January.In his keynote speech at the panel discussion titled "Outlook for Global Water Security in the Light of Climate Change", Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment warned that climate change will begin to generate water stress in parts of the world which currently have sufficient access to water resources...
21 Jan 2021 HARARE, Zimbabwe
Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwean government to ensure access to clean water amid tightening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the country.The Zimbabwe Human rights NGO Forum (HR Forum) has expressed concern that the latest national lockdown, implemented 5 January, could further exacerbate “a lack of basic amenities such as water and health services”, and calls on the government to provide vulnerable communities with “food aid packages, allowances, and grants in addition to potable water”...
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...
13 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being. Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 outlines water sustainability progress and identifies areas which are in need of greater water security to guide future investment decisions and assist Asia in achieving their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
3 Jan 2021 WASHINGTON DC
Climate change has been viewed as a national security threat multiplier. To offset its damage, scientists in the United States and other countries are working on technology to manipulate the climate. Most of this technology is still in its infancy, but its strategic importance is evident. As countries face climate security threats beyond anything seen before, they might consider geoengineering as the new form of defensive technology to manipulate the environment in their favor...