In view of the convocation by the UN General Assembly of the Conference on the complete mid-term review of implementation of the goals fixed in the International Decade for Action “Water for a sustainable development 2018-2028” (2023 UN Water Conference), to be held in New York from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2023, we, movements, networks, NGOs, trade unions, that are members of the European Water Movement (EWM), invite the EU Parliament and all the MEPs to actively contribute and participate to the events of the aforesaid UN Water Conference.
The European Union's Department of International Relations has developed a common position paper for Member States (MS) with topics to be addressed in the interactive dialogues of the Conference. The suggested topics include governance, climate adaptation and financing.
Regarding this position paper, the European Water Movement (EWM) shares the EU stance on the necessity to implement a Human Rights-based perspective for water management and governance, ensuring the affordability of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (HRWS) and the good ecological status of water bodies, underlining the need to improve accountability and transparency, and to regulate and control the involvement of the private sector and its risks for the HRWS guarantee.
Die Berliner Klimapolitik am 1,5 Grad-Limit auszurichten, das ist das Ziel des Volksentscheids Berlin 2030 Klimaneutral. Ist der Volksentscheid erfolgreich, muss das Land Berlin den Gesetzentwurf umsetzen. Der Landesverband GRÜNE LIGA Berlin ist bereits seit langem Teil des Bündnisses und ruft dazu auf am 26. März ins Wahllokal zu gehen. Damit der Volksentscheid Erfolg hat, müssen 25 % der Wahlberechtigten in Berlin müssen mit JA stimmen. Am Vortag gibt es von 14 bis 20 Uhr am Brandenburger Tor den Berlin Climate Aid, eine Demo mit Konzert. Dabei sind Alli Neumann, Annett Louisan, Beatsteaks im Duett, Element of Crime, hackedepicciotto, Igor Levit, Il Civetto, Kat Frankie, Lie Ning, Mine, Orchester des Wandels der Staatskapelle Berlin feat. Nora Tschirner + Celina Bostic und Wallis Bird
Weitere Informationen gibt es auf www.berlin2030.org
World Water Day demonstration
~ For water purification, water conservation and water justice ~
When: 22 March 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Starting point: Monbijouplatz, 10178 Berlin
End point: Fluss Bad Garten, Sperlingsgasse corner Friedrichsgracht, 10178 Berlin.
We all love water. We all need water. And we all care about water. On the occasion of World Water Day and the opening of the United Nations Water Conference on 22 March, we are making a collective statement for the protection of our natural resources, the responsible use of the element of water, the cleaning and keeping clean of our natural waters, the rediscovery of our rivers as axes of life and development and the creation of equitable access to the common good of water.
Cottbus, 28.02.2023. The environmental network GRÜNE LIGA regrets that there will be no landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice on the Cottbus opencast lake for the time to come. LEAG and water supplier FWA have apparently agreed on a payment in millions, thus ending their legal dispute. Other proceedings concerning the Cottbus-Nord opencast mine, however, remain pending before the courts. The flooding of the lake continues to be interrupted repeatedly due to a lack of water.
"It was high time that the coal company, as the polluter of the sulphate pollution, at least pays for part of the consequential costs. Unfortunately, this avoids a fundamental clarification by the European Court of Justice as to what value drinking water extraction has over mining interests. In view of the foreseeable further consequential damage from its opencast mines, LEAG obviously wanted to avoid a court clarification." René Schuster of the GRÜNE LIGA comments on the reached agreement.
Commenting on today's visit of the Federal Minister of Economics to the coal company LEAG, the environmental network GRÜNE LIGA points out that an earlier coal phase-out is necessary and does not need the company's consent:
"LEAG's mining plans are absolutely incompatible with the 1.5 degree target. In view of the fact that the Nochten opencast mine has no permit whatsoever to operate after 2026, an earlier coal phase-out does not have to be bought off from LEAG with concessions. No more mining areas must be permitted whose consequential damage to the general public is incalculable," says René Schuster of the GRÜNE LIGA.