In recent days, there have been widespread protests across the United States and other countries following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade by police, as well as the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, and the harassment of Christian Cooper. All of these incidents reflect ongoing racism toward Black people that persists in the United States. Following is a statement by Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
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In a letter to country representatives, the United Kingdom proposed that the COP26 climate summit be rescheduled to November 1-12, 2021 – one year after it was originally planned. The UK cited concerns over the health and safety of the tens of thousands of participants that attend the UN conference as well as their interest in maximizing the potential for an ambitious outcome. Today the UNFCCC COP Bureau formally accepted the proposal. Following is a statement from Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute.
The Water, Peace and Security Partnership has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace. Water, Peace and Security works to provide data, analyze risks, propose solutions and support the prevention of conflicts over water.