Español | English Cícera is a Brazilian single mother who works as babysitter for Ms. Silva. Every day, Cícera leaves her home at 6:00 am and spends two hours in traffic before she arrives at Ms. Silva’s house. There, she takes care of baby Carlinhos, until 6:00 pm when she goes back home to take care of her own children. During one of my business trips to Brazil last year, … [Read more...] about Can technology help us cook a better meal?
English | Español Houses at risk on the Río Turrialba, Costa Rica. Photo: Shanna Edberg Imagine if your city was flooded in a storm, and 80% of the land in your entire province was left under water. This nightmare occurred in reality in the Mexican state of Tabasco in 2007, when three days of nonstop rains caused a flood that lasted for 100 days in the city of Villahermosa. … [Read more...] about How can we manage flood risk?
Español | English Every year, country delegates from all over the world meet at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference to negotiate a deal to protect our planet from global warming. The 2014 summit—or 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20), currently taking place in Lima—is a key forum for developing a framework that will … [Read more...] about COP20: A catalyst for local climate action?
Español | English 21 years ago, Mar del Plata had 5000 motorcycles and 100 thousand cars. Today, the number of motorcycles and cars has doubled and tripled respectively, creating a new challenge for the city: giving back its public spaces to pedestrians and non-motorized transport. With this goal in mind, the city embarked in a project to transform Calle Güemes—one of the … [Read more...] about Mar del Plata, Argentina: A city for people
Español |Português Há momentos em que tudo que você precisa é de um empurrãozinho. Hoje em dia, ninguém em sã consciência condenaria ou evitaria reciclar seu lixo. Ainda assim, esta não é uma prática comum, ao menos não na América Latina e Caribe. De acordo com pesquisa realizada no Brasil, embora 98% das pessoas considerem a reciclagem como uma atividade importante ou … [Read more...] about Limpinho 3R: Quando seu lixo te deixa mais bonito