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Shrinking glaciers upend lives across South America

The tropical glaciers of the Andes, which feed many of the rivers in the Amazon basin, are some of the fastest retreating ice packs in the world. Their disappearance is not only upending lives in mountain communities, it is also sparking water shortages and hampering hydro-electric power generation across lowland communities home to hundreds of millions of people.

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Life After COP15: How can nature address water-related challenges? 

During COP15, UNEP urged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to work with nature to protect biodiversity. A UNEP-DHI publication, How Nature Can Help Address Water-related Challenges – Freshwater Ecosystems Technical Brief, highlights the role that freshwater ecosystems can play in tackling the triple planetary crisis – climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution.

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Webinar: World Wetlands Day

Join the international community to celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2 February 2023. Meet experts as they discuss the importance of restoring wetlands ecosystems and share success stories during the webinar. 

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Herders walking along Lake Turkana

The rising waters of Lake Turkana: a story of friend turned foe 

Lake Turkana and its river basins are vital for the people, economies and wildlife of both Kenya and Ethiopia. Given the region’s historic vulnerability to drought, it was a surprise to many when devastating floods hit lakeside settlements in 2020. However, a recent study by the UNEP-DHI indicates that such floods may become a more regular occurrence in years to come…

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