We, as the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), believe that we live in hydraulic societies. The social structure of hydraulic networks represent the notion that if the government controls the water supply it can control the society. In other words, with crude oil you control a nation and their respective economy but if you control the water supply you control each and every human being. Therefore, some nations strongly believe and emphasis that water as a resource and the access to water should be a human right. An equal access to water should be guaranteed and thus mitigate water scarcity through cooperation. Some nations like the Republic of France support the idea that an equal access to water should be a human right. Moreover, the Republic of France is ready to enhance more in-depth studies and research about water scarcity, water supply and the contamination of water with the support of EFPIA. The EFPIA will provide real-life data about the progress of these studies.
The Russian Federation mentioned the problem to connect remote regions with water
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia argued that since the 1970´s it tackles the issue of water scarcity. Today, it is a leader in the development of water systems but it needs more cooperation and harmonization of its projects in the Middle East because those projects are connected with high cost and high energy supply.
The Republic of Zambia is keen to develop and maintain a water and sanitation system, which increase the health conditions for its population. EFPIA, as a leading European research platform can offer suitable know-how to tackle many health issues.
The Federal Republic of Germany states that a sustainable infrastructure for water supply must be progressed.
The EFPIA is here to help and advance public policies to address climate change and water scarcity. Therefore, we cannot fully ally with the United States of America, which claims that climate change is not man made and we still have snow in the mountains and the Arctic like the Antarctic are not melting. The honorable delegate from USA at the UNEP is ignoring the fact that climate change has a man made component and is insulting other delegates in this fact.
However, the hydraulic empire USA acknowledges the cost of climate change and is ready to advocate pre-emptive actions to reduce the cost of climate change. In other words, poor and rich states disagree on who should bear the costs of fighting global warming.
Thus, the EFPIA, alike the USA believe that the business community must participate in a meaningful way to promote science-based solutions for a better supply of water and the mitigation of water scarcity. In distance, the USA is not just presenting and supporting alternative facts but it is representing pro-facts, which means that its uses facts, which support and work in their own interest.