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1 Oct 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new permanent mechanism to be established for cooperative management of the aquifer system, including both a legal and an institutional framework for cooperation.
4 Dec 2020 DAKAR, Senegal
The second meeting of the Regional Working Group (RWG) for transboundary cooperation on the Senegal-Mauritanian Aquifer Basin (SMAB) convening on 1 and 2 December, outlined the main operational axis for the implementation of the vision of the programme.In this region, transboundary cooperation is based on the integrated development of surface and groundwater resources using 50 years of experience in the cooperative management of the sub-region’s major rivers...
29 Sep 2020 PARIS, France
Current environment crises such as wild forest fires in California and the Brazilian Pantanal, drought in the lower Mekong River, and floods in Senegal are all examples of disasters that are warnings about the dramatic consequences of climate change.Global funding to implement adaptation measures is insufficient...
30 Jun 2020 ACCRA, Ghana
Ghana has confirmed accession to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), becoming the third African country and 44th Party to join the Convention, managed by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Ghana also has become a Party to the Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (Watercourses Convention)...
28 May 2020 GENEVA, Switzerand
A new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) examines linkages between renewable energy and nature and food production and calls for integration of multi-sectoral priorities in the decision making process for renewable energy.Drawing on numerous research projects and experience, the assessment underscores how joint efforts by decision makers and private developers in different industries and across state lines can produce the highest benefits and maintain sustainability...
21 Nov 2019 BELGRADE, Serbia
This year's "World Toilet Day" (19 November) also saw a Meeting (the 5th Session of) of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. The Parties called for urgent action to be taken to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), noting the need to deliver access to basic sanitation services to the 31 million people in the pan-European region who lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation and more than 300,000 who still practice open defecation...
20 Nov 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
15 Additional Nations From Africa, The Middle-East, Asia, Latin America Show Interest In Joining UNECE Water Convention
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has announced that an additional 15 countries have expressed interest in joining the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (the UNECE Water Convention). Iraq, Ghana and Togo have announced that the process is well-advanced accession consideration is already at parliament level...
7 Nov 2019 YAOUNDE
Cameroon's Ministry of Energy and Water Resources began here on Tuesday a two-day information sharing workshop on the process initiated by the African country to become a party to the UN Water Convention. The workshop, organized in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), discussed practical steps in the country's accession process, according to Sonja Koeppel, secretary of the Water Convention.
9 Jun 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening its environmental policy since 2008 and providing recommendations for future action to be taken.Against the backdrop of achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the review examines the regulatory framework and transition to a green economy and assesses successes and shortfalls on a sectoral basis...
28 Feb 2018 Geneva
Chad has become the first country outside the pan-European region to accede to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) serviced by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
29 Jan 2018 ACCRA
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Water Convention on Thursday said climate change is posing as a threat to water sustainability. Mr Peter Kovacs, UNECE Chair said water would be the most important issue in the future; however, its sustainability would be affected by climate change, limited resources, flood forecasting among other factors.
19 Jul 2017 GENEVA
A new analysis commissioned by the United Nations uses a comprehensive combination of social, economic, political and environmental factors to identify areas around the world most at-risk for "hydro-political" strife. This river basins study was part of the U.N.'s Transboundary Waters Assessment Program...