Today we celebrate World Water Day around the world.
- In Marseille, young people are coming together to promote innovative projects by entrepreneurs for recycling water in households, agriculture, industry and the environment, and to focus attention on the shared responsibility to build water security for the future of the Mediterranean Region.
- In Durban, the UN is launching the 2017 World Water Development Report (WWDR) titled “Wastewater: The Untapped Resource” and the High Level Panel on Water is unveiling the initiative on “Access to water and sanitation for 10 billion people” to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- In Rome, an unprecedented conversation is happening at the Vatican to shift how the world values and understands its single most precious resource: water.
- In Indonesia, national television is focusing on good practices in fecal sludge management, highlighting the link between poor sanitation and stunting, and discussing how to meet the country’s target of universal access to water and sanitation by 2019.
World Water Day is about taking action around the world to tackle a water crisis.
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Deadline: 07-Dec-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The World Bank-ESMAP team with the Ministry of Energy (MoE), the Rural Electrification Authority (REA), ZESCO LIMITED (ZESCO) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) is launching the first Global Energy Access Household Surveys in access deficit countries so as to set a baseline to track progress towards Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) goal and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 7 on access to affordable, reliable and sustainable modern energy by 2030.
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and World Bank Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the desire to carry out activities conducive to helping developing countries improve their statistical systems for collecting, processing and disseminating quality and timely data for evidence-based policymaking in order to achieve their national development goals as strive towards the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs).
Article published on The Water Blog, Saturday 08/27/2016.
The global water community is gathering in Stockholm for World Water Week 2016. This year’s theme, “Water for Sustainable Growth,” comes at a critical time, as we are mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which water plays an essential part.
The global water community is gearing up for Stockholm World Water Week 2016. This year’s theme, “Water for Sustainable Growth,” comes at a critical time, as we are mobilizing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which water plays an essential part.
It drives economic growth, supports healthy ecosystems, and is fundamental for life. However, water can threaten health and prosperity as well as promote it. Water-related hazards, including floods, storms, and droughts, are already responsible for 9 out of 10 natural disasters, and climate change is expected to increase these risks.
Ministerial Conference on Ocean Economy and Climate Change in Africa
Building on commitments made on the SDGs in NY and at COP-21 in Paris, the World Bank’s Africa Climate Business Plan as well as the WBG’s Climate Change Action Plan, The African Ministerial Conference and Investment Forum (Mauritius, September 1-2, 2016) will be a decision-forcing two-day event that will:
- September 1-2, 2016
- Hotel Le Meridien, Balaclava, Republic of Mauritius
The 12th Annual Meeting of the International Water Resource Economics Consortium (IWREC) will be hosted by the World Bank in Washington, DC on September 11-13, 2016. The overall theme of the meeting will be “Water Security in a Changing World.”
- September 11-13, 2016
- The World Bank, Washington, DC
Article originally posted on the World Bank website.
New Principles to Help Accelerate the Growing Global Momentum for Carbon Pricing
- New report shows the number of implemented or planned carbon pricing schemes around the world has almost doubled since 2012, with existing schemes now worth about $50 billion.
- About 40 nations and 23 cities, states or regions are using a carbon price. This represents the equivalent of about 7 billion tons of carbon dioxide, or 12 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.
- And new report lays out six key principles to put a price on carbon – the FASTER principles – for putting a price on carbon based on economic principles and experience of what is already working around the world
The spotlight is on New York now with the upcoming United Nations meeting on the new Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Week New York, and in about two months, global leaders will meet again in Paris for COP 21.
The decisions made in New York and Paris will set the course for development for years to come. But while these are top level, pivotal meetings, actors around the world are not waiting for a global agreement to act. They are already putting a price on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions to drive clean investment. This includes the private sector. And we’ve seen companies from the oil and gas industry – calling for widespread carbon pricing. Today, over 400 businesses worldwide are using an internal price on carbon to guide their investments.