(New York, 15 May 2009) – The UN Global Compact and the Pacific Institute today jointly released a white paper which explores the linkages between climate change and water – from both the scientific and corporate management perspectives. Entitled "Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis: What Businesses Need to Know and Do", the paper covers a number of critical areas, including:
"This paper underscores the importance of viewing the many ways in which different environmental challenges are in fact deeply connected, and the need to approach these issues in an integrated way", said Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact. "Climate change needs to be understood in terms of how it will impact a range of other issues – such as water, food, energy, and, of course, development and poverty".
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