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In my last blog, I introduced to you the phrase the 'accent of politics' which describes the subtleties involved in the world of political negotiations such as the UNFCCC talks. These negotiations are not straightforward and transparent. For diverse and numerous reasons key aspects which one would assume would be present in the discussions are left out and the emphasis of discussions are disproportionately focused around certain issues.
Take a look at this fun and informative graphic on Sanitation. Created to support the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which challenged 22 universities to submit proposals for how to invent a waterless, hygienic toilet that is safe and affordable for people in the developing world and doesn’t have to be connected to a sewer. Eight universities were awarded grants to “reinvent the toilet.”
In my previous posts, I mentioned water being conspicuous by its absence in the ongoing negotiations at Bonn. The fact that those posts were from my initial days in the conference, meant that I still hoped to contradict my initial perception as the week progressed. However, even after the five day conference, I remain confused with my impression of the space created in Bonn for water related issues.
Hub page for all the lastest news and resources for following the Rio+20 negotiations.
The UN Major Group of Children and Youth and SustainUS have collaborated to produce a Water Guide for Rio+20 providing an indepth overview of the water topics that will be discussed at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.