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我们未来的水与Harriet Babbitt的问答

  • 日期2014年5月7日

作为第七届世界水论坛区域规划进程的一部分,世界自然基金会和可口可乐公司正在举办为我们的未来浇水- 召开政府,民间社会和企业的有影响力的活动,探讨解决世界水资源挑战的问题和解决方案。通过集体行动,我们希望实现更大的规模和影响,以促进行动,重视,保护和保护地球的淡水。

导致为我们的未来浇水世界自然基金会和可口可乐将分享对特定活动参与者与水相关问题的回应,以启动讨论并继续提高对全球水资源挑战的认识。本周,我们与Jennings Strouss律师,全球水挑战联合主席Harriet Babbitt进行了交谈。

+$Q&A with Harriet Babbitt
+$Co-Chair, Global Water Challenge
+$Attorney, Jennings Strouss


+$What is your first memory of water?

+$My first memory is of playing in creeks near my home, making little dams, building stick bridges, floating homemade boats – my parents and I always confident that the water was safe for a child to swim in and play in.

+$What is the biggest issue in water today?

+$The lack of general awareness of the multiplier effect of climate change on all of the water issues we now face and of the urgency for governments, citizens and private sector leaders to reduce carbon emissions.

+$What steps should be taken to address it?

+$It is essential that governments, NGOs and the private sector PROMPTLY rally TOGETHER to reduce carbon emissions and to create methods of adaptation to the climate disruptions already underway.

+$What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about water?

+$There is a lack of understanding about how disruptions in the quality, quantity and distribution of water affect the health, stability, and well-being of the planet.

+$If the World Water Forum could accomplish one thing, what would it be?

+$The World Water Forum would bring together players from all sectors to address the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to address the adaptation needed by processes already in progress.

+$How would you like to see your counterparts in other sectors help advance solutions/solve the challenges impacting fresh water (e.g., As a public sector agency, what do you think the role of the private sector is? As an NGO, what roles should government and companies fill)?

+$The window we have to address these issues is shrinking and we can no longer allow the private sector discussion to be dominated by the extractive industries. I hope that more companies start to demonstrate climate leadership through meaningful target-setting and reduction goals.


+$Harriet Babbitt will be participating in the Safe Water for All panel discussion at为我们的未来浇水+$, an event helping shape the agenda for the 7th World Water Forum. Read more about哈丽特巴比特全球水挑战


 

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