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[27 May 2016 | Topics: ]

 
The first time a UN regional body established explicit cooperative program to facilitate sustainable development on the New Silk Road (OBOR). And we are happy to see that UNESCAP Secretary clearly outlines key obvious problems already  challenging implementation of the OBOR Initiative: lack of multilateral decision-making mechanisms and unsustainable bias towards resource extraction with lack of social and environmental safeguards and transparent risk assessment processes in general.

Last month China and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) have signed a cooperation document to …

Greening Silk Road »

[27 May 2016 | Topics: ]

 
Paris Climate Agreement or Silk Road Initiative – according to  Nursultan Nazarbayev  -all major strategies are not comprehensive enough to advance development and deal with  environmental challenges. He timely suggested to build a holistic global roadmap for green economy.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has suggested mapping out the Global Roadmap on green economy development at the 9th Astana Economic Forum 26 May 2016.
"In pursuit of economic benefit we often forget about a whole spectrum of measures on the issues of environment. Global initiative to prevent climate change is of …

Solidarity »

[27 May 2016 | Topics: ]

NYT article “Unplugging the Colorado River” by Abrahm Lustgarten published right before World Fish Migration Day gives detailed description of water management options in drying Colorado River Basin. Proposal to drain giant reservoir behind Glenn Canyon Dam is given serious attention  as a measure to prevent unnecessary water losses. Many other smaller reservoirs in the western US have been already decommissioned and their dams removed to assist fish migration and as climate adaptation measure. RwB believes that this  timely discussion demonstrates lack of reason behind   proposals for new “climate …