New report: Is the solution to water crises hiding right under our feet?
Groundwater accounts for 99 of all liquid freshwater on Earth However this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued mismanaged and even abused According to the latest edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report published by UNESCO the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked
UNESCO finds that some iconic World Heritage glaciers will disappear by 2050
New UNESCO data highlight the accelerated melting of glaciers in World Heritage sites with glaciers in a third of sites set to disappear by 2050 But it is still possible to save the other two thirds if the rise in global temperatures does not exceed 15°C compared to the preindustrial period This will be a major challenge for COP27
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Connecting the water agenda to the climate agenda: the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme’s contribution to COP 27
Cat IV – International Congress
Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination 2022
The second edition of the Global Forum against Racism and Discrimination The Road towards a Rightsbased Recovery from the COVID19 Pandemic will be held in Mexico City Mexico on 2829 November 2022 This edition will provide the basis to take stock on where we are in the fight against racism It will also provide a platform to relevant actors in the public private and civil society arena that are championing effective strategies against racism and discrimination
From recovery to resilience in the Zimbabwean highlands
Zimbabwe is periodically buffeted by cyclones droughts floods and related landslides which in turn spawn health epidemics To compound matters climate change is increasing both the frequency and intensity of tropical storms and cyclones in the region As part of the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project funded by the World Bank and managed by the United Nations Office for Project Services UNESCO has been providing affected communities with support since 2019 to help them make the transition from disaster recovery to longterm climate resilience
UNESCO taking a bottom-up approach to water management
Global water use is projected to grow by 1 per year over the next 30 years driven by demographic growth and rising living standards The challenge will be to meet these growing needs without exhausting polluting or confiscating water resources stated UNESCOs Director General Audrey Azoulay at the Ninth World Water Forum in Dakar Senegal in March Humanitys security is at stake she warned especially in this period of accelerating climate change