The increasing variety of climate, water and biodiversity funds and financing facilities, has the potential to increase complementarity. In practice, this increasing fragmentation is becoming a systemic barrier for local access to finance. By Mónica Altamirano* The development of novel governance structures for collective investments at watershed level and innovative … [Read more...] about Climate finance potential to unlock private sector investments in adaptation
Earth has enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed (Mahatma Gandhi) Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. Mother earth. The Incas also recognized the Pachamama, as fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting, embodied the mountains, and caused earthquakes. She was … [Read more...] about What have we done with Earth?
Brazilian water company case demonstrates return on investment for natural solutions *by Daniel Shemie, Timm Kroeger and Claudio Klemz, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply management puzzle. The population of the city is just 170,000 year-round but swells to over 800,000 during the summer high season. Like … [Read more...] about BRAZILIAN WATER COMPANY CASE DEMONSTRATES RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR NATURAL SOLUTIONS
Eating Water part 2 | Comiendo agua parte 2 Follow @MarcelloBasani En español aquí In my teens, uncle Isaac opened my eyes to science fiction and virtual worlds, where the sun was red and the elements were robotic. As a consequence, when I first read about “virtual water”, I was naturally expecting a cloned cyborg-like flowing 3-D liquid. And indeed, there are people … [Read more...] about UNCLE ISAAC AND WATER CYBORGS
Op-Ed article by Crystal Fenwick and Fernando Miralles* With immense swathes of tropical and sub-tropical zones and a seemingly bountiful supply of freshwater, Latin America and the Caribbean is rarely associated with water scarcity. Indeed, according to the UN, Latin America and the Caribbean is home to one-tenth of world’s population while generating one-third of its water … [Read more...] about How Latin America and the Caribbean can help avert a water crisis