The Strait Times: ‘Blue revolution’ in water management needed for green revolution to succeed: Tharman
Speaking at a press conference on a new Global Commission on the Economics of Water, which he will co-chair along with three other global leaders, Mr Tharman added: “We’re not going to solve the climate crisis if we don’t solve water. We’re not going to solve the food crisis or the energy security crisis if you don’t solve water. So we have to look at the global commons not in siloed terms… but as a complex set of interacting challenges.”
The commission, a two-year initiative, will advance the new science, economics, governance structures, financing approaches and technologies required globally so that everyone has access to clean water and the planet can sustain itself, the minister explained.
Lower-than-normal levels of rain have reduced crop yields this year across large parts of South and Southeast Asia, affecting farmers