The United Nations Climate Change Conference - Bali, 2007 got underway Monday, poised for a breakthrough in international climate change negotiations. The two-week conference, the thirteenth Conference of the 192 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the third meeting of the 176 Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, is expected to result in negotiations on a climate change deal for the period post-2012, the year the first phase of the Kyoto Protocol expires. “The scientific debate has been conclusively laid to rest by the latest scientific findings from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - climate change is unequivocal and accelerating,” said Indonesian Environment Minister and President of the conference, Rachmat Witoelar.
Carlos Cosín, CEO, Almar Water Solutions and Former President, International Desalination Association (IDA) has successfully moderated the United Nations General Assembly Water Conference Side Event: Incorporating Non-Conventional Water Resources into Integrated Water Resources Management. The event was organized by the IDA and the Spanish Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge and took place at the Instituto Cervantes in New York, USA.
The discussion included key messages for...
By Theresa DuqueLimiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels will require severely cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. Doing so calls for the immediate, large-scale adoption of renewable energy like solar and wind, electrified transportation, energy-efficient systems, alternative fuels, and carbon capture and storage technologies across all sectors globally. This is one of the key messages in the "Synthesis Report of the Sixth Assessment Report" released this week...
As the eve of the UN 2023 Water Conference fast approaches, taking place in New York between March 22nd and 24th, a new report has been published revealing that demand for freshwater will outstrip supply by 40 per cent come 2030… which means that urgent action must now be taken to overhaul wasteful activities and deliver a step change in how water is used.
Waterways around the UK have been branded a “national disgrace” by the chief executive of the Wildlife Trusts, with various rivers in England now at particular risk from pollution such as plastics, human and farmyard sewage, industrial and household chemicals, pesticides and fertiliser.
New data from a global survey conducted and commissioned by Ecolab, a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has revealed high consumer expectations for the role of companies in water access and conservation.
The Water, Sustainability and Climate Change survey consulted thousands of consumers across eight different countries. The survey revealed:
74% of consumers believe businesses should make conserving water a high or essential priority;
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