Tag Archive for 'water scarcity'

Planning and preparing for extreme weather events

July 11th, 2012 by Committee on Climate Change

The Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) of the UK’s Committee of Climate Change, which assesses progress on the UK Government adaptation programme for issues such as floods and water policy, finds that four times as many households and businesses in England could be at risk of flooding in the next twenty years if further action is not […]

Wind energy’s growing importance as part of a sustainable future for all

June 15th, 2012 by The European Wind Energy Association

Global Wind Day is Friday 15 June, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the share of renewable energy […]

UNEP produces comprehensive assessment of global environment

June 7th, 2012 by United Nations Environment Programme

The fifth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), launched on the eve of the Rio+20 Summit, assessed 90 of the most-important environmental goals and objectives and found that significant progress had only been made in four. These are: eliminating the production and use of substances that deplete the ozone layer, removal of lead from […]

WWF study on escalating water problems for world’s megacities

August 23rd, 2011 by WWF

A WWF report has shown that the likelihood of water shortages in global megacities (defined by UN Habitat as cities with more than 10 million inhabitants) is set to escalate, with 70% of the world’s population projected to be living in urban areas by 2050.