Media roundup - clean water, WASH news, October 29, 2021

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29 October 2021
WaterAid/ Tom Greenwood

October 29, 2021

All the WASH news you might ever need to know!

Ghana risks facing water scarcity - NDPC warns 
Ghana Web: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-risks-facing-water-scarcity-NDPC-warns-1389865 
 
Access to sanitation and hygiene for a healthier continent 
Afrik 21: https://www.afrik21.africa/en/access-to-sanitation-and-hygiene-for-a-healthier-continent/ 

Safe and clean drinking water a priority for young mothers 
India TV News: https://www.indiatvnews.com/health/safe-and-clean-drinking-water-a-priority-for-young-mothers-742301 
 

Africa

Amnesty urges urgent relief for ‘deep hunger’ in south Madagascar 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/27/amnesty-urges-urgent-relief-for-deep-hunger-in-south-madagascar  

UN urges Britain to pay compensation to tribes formed off land in Kenya for PG Tips 
Tele: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/28/un-urges-britain-pay-compensation-tribes-forced-land-pg-tips/  

Sudan coup: deposed PM allowed home as general says politicians ‘stir up strife’ 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/27/sudan-coup-deposed-pm-allowed-home-as-general-says-politicians-stirred-up-strife  
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/25/africa/sudan-coup-explained-intl-cmd/index.html  
uardian: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/27/uk-foreign-aid-cuts-to-stay-for-another-three-years  

 

Climate change
 

World is failing to make changes needed to avoid climate breakdown, report finds 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/28/world-failing-make-changes-avoid-climate-breakdown-report  

Cop26 must focus on poorer countries, says UN development chief 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/28/cop26-must-focus-on-poorer-countries-says-un-development-chief  

World’s chief scientists urge Cop26 attendees to step up low-carbon policies 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/28/world-leading-scientists  

Climate change and human error shrivel Greek agriculture 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/28/climate-change-and-human-error-shrivel-greek-agriculture-2  

India rejects net zero carbon emissions target before COP26 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/28/india-net-zero-carbon-emissions-target-cop26-climate-crisis  
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/27/asia/india-net-zero-target-intl/index.html  

India says it's a 'victim' of global warming 'not a contributor' as it rejects net zero emissions target 
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/27/asia/india-net-zero-target-intl/index.html  

People, climate change make even forests carbon emitters 
AJ: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/28/unesco-forests-turn-carbon-emitters-amid-deforestation-fires  
 
Climate change: Human activity makes forests emit carbon 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59065127  
  
Climate change: Polls shows rising demand for government action 
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59067471 
 
$1bn plan to save critical Congo Basin forest could allow more logging, leaked documents reveal 
Indy: https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/eu-investment-rainforest-logging-ban-b1945771.html 

Poorer countries spend five times more on debt than climate crisis – report 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/27/poorer-countries-spend-five-times-more-on-debt-than-climate-crisis-report  
 
Meat and dairy giants feed climate crisis by dragging their heels on methane 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/27/meat-and-dairy-giants-feed-climate-crisis-by-dragging-their-heels-on-methane  

What’s the beef with cows and the climate crisis? 
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/27/whats-the-beef-with-cows-and-the-climate-crisis  

WaterAid in the news

Meet Six People Fighting Water Scarcity Across the Globe 
Financial Post: https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/meet-six-people-fighting-water-scarcity-across-the-globe 
Up News: https://upnewsinfo.com/meet-six-people-fighting-water-scarcity-across-the-globe/ 
 
Sierra Leonean Artist Ngadi Smart Commissioned By WaterAid And 1854 
Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/9fffcd56-f98e-4236-95d2-4db152ea6cb4?FTCamp=engage/CAPI/webapp/Channel_Cision//B2B 
Scoop: https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU2110/S00208/sierra-leonean-artist-ngadi-smart-commissioned-by-wateraid-and-1854.htm 
Tagree: https://tagree.de/wata-na-life-project-by-sierra-leonean-artist-ngadi-smart/ 

WaterAid: Late climate crisis fund could ‘derail Cop26’ 
VN Explorer: https://vnexplorer.net/cop26-glasgow-news-greta-thunberg-to-join-scotland-strike-as-david-attenborough-warns-me-must-act-now-ei20211840606.html 
Tech Register: https://www.techregister.co.uk/cop26-glasgow-news-greta-thunberg-to-join-scotland-strike-as-david-attenborough-warns-me-must-act-now/ 
Head Topics: https://headtopics.com/uk/greta-thunberg-to-join-glasgow-climate-strike-during-cop26-follow-live-22278806
 

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