Newmont Goldcorp confirmed on Wednesday the lifting of an almost four-week illegal blockade affecting its Peñasquito gold-silver mine in Mexico, which will cost the operation thousands of tonnes in terms of lost output. The world’s No.
You are here
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky states that Kyiv is not negotiating with the Russian Federation regarding the possibility of resuming fresh water supplies to Crimea annexed by Russia. When asked if Ukraine is ready to negotiate on this matter, Zelensky said: "No. we are not. Someone should start this topic to give a start for these negotiations. That side hasn't raised the topic.
The Geneva Water Hub and OOSKAnews hosted an international press conference at the Geneva Water Hub 4 October to launch the global media platform “The Water Diplomat”.
Footage of the press conference can be found HERE.
Water routes in the exclusion zone are open for the visitors and comply with all safety standards, said Head of the State Agency for Management of the Exclusion Zone of Ukraine Vitaliy Petruk following a conciliation meeting in Chernobyl.
Like millions of their compatriots around the globe, the children of Courmayeur marched last Friday to protest against the climate crisis.
A coalition of environmental actvists in India has sent an open letter to actor Leonardo DiCaprio describing his support for the Isha Foundation’s “Cauvery Calling” tree-planting campaign as poorly advised. The letter outlines negative impacts on Cauvery River flow and pollution, and has the support of at least 95 NGOs and numerous individuals who ask DiCaprio for a retraction of his appeal for support of the Foundation.
The Isha Foundation is proposing to plant over 2.4 billion trees along the Cauvery River and is attempting to raise $1.5 Billion USD to fund the activity. DiCaprio’s endorsement of the project would amplify the activities of Jaggi Vasudev, or Sadhguru, who is a (celebrity) Indian yogi, mystic, author and founder of the Isha Foundation with a somewhat mixed reputation.
The Coalition for Environmental Justice, in its 24 September letter, cites that the multiple diversions of the Cauvery has provided water to support water intensive agriculture, generate hydropower and bring water to ever expanding urban and industrial projects. The letter points out that such human influence has been taken without proper consideration for treatment of effluent, the importance of biodiversity, and has left the river highly polluted in some regions.
Contemporaneous with the UN Climate Change Summit, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its special report on the state of oceans and cryosphere 24 September.
The Panel highlights the urgency of prioritising ambitious and coordinated action to cope with rapid, unprecedented and long-lasting changes in the frozen components of the earth caused by climate change. The report addresses water in its “cold” status: snow, glaciers, ice sheets, icebergs and sea ice, ice on lakes and rivers in addition to permafrost and seasonally frozen ground as well as ocean “health”.
A new policy brief from UN-Water, the interagency mechanism that coordinates the efforts of United Nations entities and international organizations working on water and sanitation issues, highlights that climate change increases variability in the water cycle and makes extreme weather events more frequent. Access to water and sanitation services for billions of people is threatened, placing huge stress on ecosystems. At the same time, growing demand for water has led to an increase in energy-intensive pumping, treatment and transportation, and has raised carbon emissions, thereby exacerbating the effects of climate change.
For the second time in two years, 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, Anishinabek Nation (Canada) chief water commissioner went to the United Nations to participate in the UN Climate Action Summit.
Peltier joined fellow teenager Greta Thunberg at the forefront of an environmental youth movement that stresses the urgency of the climate crisis.
Militia-backed gold mining companies that have operated unregulated in Sudan's conflict zones are facing a battle with local residents angered by the environmental damage caused by chemicals used to extract the gold.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg chastised world leaders Monday, Sep. 23, for failing younger generations by not taking sufficient steps to stop climate change. "You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty words," Thunberg said at the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
Watch full speech here.
The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) issued a new report 19 September examining the current cost of climate change on humans, and projects what the cost will be at the end of the next decade, in the absence of implementing adaptation measures that would cope with extreme weather events.
Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has attributed the rising conflicts in the country to the impact of climate change on the people.
More than 20 million people in Yemen are food insecure and water is a scarce resource, with access further restricted by over four years of conflict.
China’s use of water as an “unconventional weapon” of warfare against India is a major geopolitical and environmental concern for New Delhi, strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney warned, as he recalled how Beijing’s refusal to provide New Delhi with hydrological data in 2017 had caused “preventable deaths.” “As an upper-stream state, China is obliged to provide India with hydrological data
Research compiled one year ago by Customs and Border Protection pointed to an overwhelming factor driving record-setting migration to the U.S. from Guatemala: Crop shortages were leaving rural Guatemalans, especially in the country's western highlands, in extreme poverty and starving.
Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
The Malaysian government is finalizing a revised raw water selling price and expects to be propose this to Singapore in the near future.
Changes to the 1962 Johor River Water Agreement which governs water supply essential to Singapore have been a major effort of Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The price-revision conditions in the agreement have long been a major point of bickering between Malaysia and Singapore for a number of years and discussions between the two sides on alternatives have not progressed.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, has written an open letter to the world’s children.
The Water Diplomat is produced by OOSKAnews, Inc in a collaboration with The Geneva Water Hub. Content is produced by, and copyright held by OOSKAnews, Inc and do not represent any official position of The Geneva Water Hub.