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News 5 things you need to know about water and climate

In the Global Risks Report 2016, which draws attention to ways that global risks could evolve and interact in the next decade, water crises features highly. Here are five reasons why.

  • If climate mitigation is about carbon emissions, climate adaptation is about water
  • Warmer temperatures and deeper droughts stress food security and political stability
  • Moving and treating water consumes energy; generating and using energy consumes water
  • Climate change worsens water pollution and disease
  • People pay more attention to water than climate

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information word economic forum
Keyword(s) water and climate
Geographical coverage world
News date 01/03/2016
Working language(s) ENGLISH