Tag: <span>Adapting to Climate</span>

Mongolian and Russian NGOs Help to Create Right Climate for Paris Agreement

  by SERGEY SHAPKHAEV External threats and their perceptions tend to reflect differences between a society’s various segments and groups—which, in turn, stem from problems on local, regional or global levels. Certain problems can provoke public discontent and often require legislative regulation by the state. However, even in countries with …

Déjà Vu Pipedream Threatens Lake Baikal and Challenges Common Sense

A proposal to divert Siberian lake water to China’s arid northwest meets with opposition, writes Eugene Simonov for the China Dialogue Lake Baikal in Russia holds 20% of the earth’s freshwater supplies and harbours at least 2,500 species, most of them found nowhere else (Image: Eugene Simonov)   Prologue If …

UNESCAP Secretary Concerned with Unsustainable Resource Extraction along the New Silk Road

  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 …

Kazakh President Calls for a Global Green Economy Roadmap

  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 …

If Lake Powell reservoir is useless – who will dare to build new giant dams for “climate adaptation”?

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 …