CNA: Tharman to co-chair new global group on governing the use of water
The new Global Commission on the Economics of Water was launched at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday (May 25). It is co-chaired by Mr Tharman, World Trade Organization director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, economist Mariana Mazzucato and scientist Johan Rockstrom.
The commission comprises 17 experts, community leaders and practitioners from a broad range of science, policy and front-line practice expertise from all regions of the globe. It will publish a review titled The Economics of Water: An Agenda for the Common Good, it said in a press release.
Lower-than-normal levels of rain have reduced crop yields this year across large parts of South and Southeast Asia, affecting farmers