Forests and water are inseparable
The world is facing a growing water crisis: already, 40% of the world’s population are affected by water scarcity, and climate change threatens to increase the frequency of both floods and droughts in vulnerable areas around the world.
A new report released today at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York suggests that successfully managing the world’s forests will be key to mitigating these risks and ensuring safe and sustainable water supplies for all.
Reuters.com: Water pollution an ‘invisible threat’ to global goals, economists warn23.08.19
- Sustaining FOOD AVAILABILITY
World Bank report warns of the ripple effects of water pollution on the health, economies,…Read more
Independent.co.uk: World health chiefs call for more studies on microplastics in drinking water22.08.19
- Securing PUBLIC HEALTH
Research gap must be filled but meanwhile governments and businesses must urgently reduce plastic pr…Read more
The Nagoya Protocol provides concrete mechanisms for countries providing plant genetic resources to …Read more