17 Results for SDGs

The International Water Association (IWA) and the Association of Regulators of Water and Sanitation of the Americas (ADERASA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to bring experts of both networks together in order to stimulate innovation in the sector and to boost sustainable development. “Our goal is to learn…

November 09, 2018 @ 9:56am

Following, the 13th Conference of Parties of the Ramsar Convention (COP13), the members have called for wetland conservation to be embedded in the post-2020 biodiversity and sustainable development agendas. “Since 1970, 35 per cent of wetlands have been lost, three times the rate of forest loss, and 81 per cent…

November 08, 2018 @ 11:00am

Global Water Partnership (GWP) is soliciting applications for internship positions for spring 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. One intern will support the monitoring & evaluation of GWP's work with job tasks include developing GWP country profiles and assisting in producing new GWP Impact Stories. Full details of this internship are available in these Terms…

November 05, 2018 @ 12:30pm

Companies operating in areas with water stress have an urgent responsibility to track their impacts, to make informed decisions that trigger meaningful action and the cornerstone of effective water management is to know one’s impacts. As a response to the water crisis and the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,…

August 29, 2018 @ 10:46am

In partnership with UNESCO and UNECE, Global Water Partnership-Central Africa (GWP-CAf) organized a sub-regional workshop to support the implementation of SDG 6 in Central Africa in Douala, Cameroon, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Water and Energy of Cameroon from July 4–6th, 2018. The objectives of this meeting were…

July 23, 2018 @ 12:11pm

New reports find insufficient international progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, with a decided focus on SDG 6 for clean water and sanitation. The Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation, released last week is an in-depth look at SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation. In a…

July 13, 2018 @ 12:02pm

New research identifying climate vulnerability hotspots has found that the number of people affected by multiple climate change risks, such as water supply risk, could double if the global temperature rises by 2 degrees Celsius, compared to the Paris Agreement targeted rise of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The research was led…

June 06, 2018 @ 12:09pm

Climate change action and sustainable communities were among the top five priorities identified by Canadians who responded to the nation-wide survey about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Global Compact Network Canada released the results as part of its third annual survey to better understand the perspectives of Canadians and Canadian…

May 08, 2018 @ 9:22am

Global Water Partnership (GWP) has published a discussion paper, Engaging the Private Sector in Water Security, which aims to recognize the importance of including the private sector in any multi-stakeholder initiative. The focus of the paper is the intersection between Synergizing Corporate Water Stewardship (CWS) and Integrated Water Resources Management…

April 30, 2018 @ 12:07pm

The Ganges River is the focus of a new collaboration between IC-IMPACTS and India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), in close association with highly respected Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi. Working together, the three organizations have identified sites in the city of Varanasi…

April 26, 2018 @ 6:18am

The Government of India has made a commitment to clean up the Ganges River, which is regarded as the most important river in India with significant economic, environmental, and cultural value. Called the Clean Ganga Project, this commitment led to efforts to modernize and improve wastewater management by the India Central…

April 25, 2018 @ 4:17pm

Green Party leader Elizabeth May issued a press release regarding Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand's three reports that were tabled in Parliament yesterday. “These reports demonstrate failure in critical areas,” said May (MP, Saanich-Gulf Islands). “Wild salmon populations remain endangered on both the Atlantic and Pacific…

April 25, 2018 @ 11:23am

In her spring report to the federal government, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand has concluded that the federal government must establish an implementation and benchmarking plan if it is serious about meeting commitments to the 2030 Agenda and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report stated, "We concluded that…

April 25, 2018 @ 10:46am

Work is underway to develop international guidance to help new technologies address global sanitation challenges, starting with the world’s first international workshop ISO agreement. New technologies such as community-scaled faecal sludge treatment units, which treat the waste at a community level, are emerging, yet in order for this new technology…

April 17, 2018 @ 8:46am

Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation is the first life insurance company to enter the green bonds market. Manulife has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars principal amount of 3.00 per cent subordinated notes due November 21st, 2029 and having a first call date of November…

November 21, 2017 @ 5:18pm

The Thompson Okanagan Region in British Columbia is the first destination in the Americas to earn the International Biosphere Destination certification recognized by UNESCO and United Nations as the only designation to incorporate the United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals on water and other metrics, as well as the…

November 03, 2017 @ 10:33am

Nearly 50 per cent of the world’s population is under the age of 30. In an effort to understand the beliefs and concerns of Millenials, The World Economic Forum delivered its third annual Global Shapers Survey in 2017. Water security was one of the top ten global concerns of the 24,766  youth who…

September 01, 2017 @ 9:41am