While the football battle of the continents continues, 50 percent of this headline will be true no matter how many goals die Mannschaft scores against los Albiceleste this Sunday. The energy efficiency part that is. Maracanã, South America’s largest stadium and the host of the final world cup game, is making history again 60 years after its completion. The US green building … [Read more...] about Germany wins 2014 World Cup in energy efficient stadium
“Fuleco” is its name derived by combining “Futebol” (soccer) with “Ecologia” (ecology), highlighting the role of the World Cup in preserving the environment. Many Brazilians also recognize it as “tatu-bola,” the Three-Banded Armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctu) that exists only in Brazil. By either name, it is the FIFA 2014 World Cup mascot, and already a winning player. When the … [Read more...] about Keep The Ball Rolling: The Link Between the World Cup Mascot and the environment
If we contemplate climate change long enough, it seems like we all lose. However, if you really want to talk about the equivalent of an unfair penalty or missed offside call, look around Jamaica. Ten hurricanes ravaged the country in the last five years, each causing damages of approximately US$100 million. The rainy season is longer, droughts follow that exacerbate … [Read more...] about Four Climate-Smart Business Opportunities in Jamaica and the Caribbean
What do Bob Marley and climate change have in common? Never would I have thought there might be a connection between Bob Marley and climate change. "It's all about 'One Love,'" repeated the Honorable Minister Ian Hayles of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, when he opened the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) Partnership Forum in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Obviously the … [Read more...] about Climate finance and Climate Investment Funds
When Arjen Robben scored Holland’s fifth goal against Spain, the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, was overflowing with emotion. The Dutch ecstatic, the Spanish devastated, and neutral fans like myself thrilled just to see such an exciting game. After watching the Netherlands team take a well-deserved victory lap, we poured out of the stadium into Salvador’s streets, … [Read more...] about What is the World Cup’s Carbon Footprint?