International Day of Combating Sand and Dust Storms, 12 July

Sandstorm in Kidal, Mali PHOTO:©UN Photo/Blagoje Grujic Some of the most intimidating sights in nature are rolling dark clouds of sand and dust that engulf everything in their path, a phenomenon that turns day into night and wreaks havoc everywhere from Northern China to sub-Saharan Africa. Sand and dust storms and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) …

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June

Women are major actors in the global efforts to reduce and reverse land degradation. However, in the vast majority of countries, women have unequal and limited access to and control over land. PHOTO:Poco Bw /Adobe Stock Her land. Her rights. Droughts are among the greatest threats to sustainable development, especially in developing countries, but increasingly …

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Official opening ceremony of the 3rd Dushanbe Conference on the Water Decade of Action

On June 11, 2024, the 3rd High-Level Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 officially launched. The conference was opened by the Founder of Peace and National Unity – Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Dear Emomali Rahmon. In his speech, the President emphasized the …

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The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) is actively seeking proposals from potential hosts for its next World Water Congress either in 2025, 2026, or 2027.

The International Water Resources Association (IWRA) is actively seeking proposals from potential hosts for its next World Water Congress either in 2025, 2026, or 2027. The Congress is more than just an event – it is a renowned platform for worldwide dialogue and partnerships on water resources. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to engage with renowned researchers, policy practitioners, governmental officials, industry leaders and influence water resource …

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Dennis Francis called the Dushanbe Water Conference a key moment to galvanize efforts and commitments to manage one of the most precious resources

DUSHANBE, 10.06.2024 /NIAT “Khovar”/. Dennis Francis, President of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, called the Third Water Conference in Dushanbe a key moment to intensify our efforts and commitments to manage one of our most precious resources. “The water conference in Dushanbe is a key moment to intensify our efforts and commitments …

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World Environment Day 5 June

Plastics are the largest, most harmful and persistent fraction of marine litter, accounting for at least 85 per cent of total marine waste. PHOTO:InsideCreativeHouse/Adobe Stock Solutions to plastic pollution More than 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year worldwide, half of which is designed to be used only once. Of that, less than 10 per …

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Torsten Brezina: It is crucial to draw the attention of the world community to the problems of the Central Asian region

For the past year, Central Asia has made great strides in setting ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience and adaptation, stated the GIZ Cluster Coordinator Regional Programmes Central Asia, Torsten Brezina, at the opening ceremony of CACCC-2024.   “The countries of Central Asia are working together, hand in hand, to confront climate …

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Artificial intelligence helps monitor methane leaks

Environmental engineering company Kayrros Methane Watch in Paris uses satellite data and artificial intelligence models to accurately monitor leaks of methane, a potent greenhouse gas released by fossil energy sources. These invisible columns of odorless gas in the air appear on the company’s maps as colored clouds after processing satellite images, Agence France-Presse reports. Since …

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Meeting of SWITCH-Asia in Almaty on the eve of CACCC-2024

Meeting of SWITCH-Asia in Almaty on the eve of CACCC-2024 Today the 6th SWITCH-Asia annual meeting launched in Almaty on the eve of the Central Asia Climate Change Conference (CACCC-2024). The meeting will last until May 21 and includes Programme Steering Committee, Internal Meetings with EU Delegations, Meeting of the SWITCH-Asia Grant Projects, Annual Conference. …

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International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May

The unrestricted exploitation of wildlife has led to the disappearance of many animal species at an alarming rate, destroying Earth’s biological diversity and upsetting the ecological balance PHOTO:Vladimir Wrangel/Adobe Stock From agreement to action: build back biodiversity As the global community is called to re-examine our relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: …

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