The dramatic images of wildfires in California burning down more than 4 million acres (1.6 million hectares) have been spreading in the media all over the world. In Latin America, the fires in the Brazilian Pantanal region have burnt an area twice as big as the Californian fires in 2020 and devasted the world’s largest tropical wetland. Nearby ecosystems like the Gran Chaco … [Read more...] about Investing in nature to reverse the biodiversity crisis
Since the novel coronavirus struck last year forcing countries into lockdowns and social distancing measures, businesses and governments adopted new policies for working remotely. These lockdowns have caused an unprecedented experiment where more people than ever before have been teleworking to reduce the risks of spreading and contracting the virus. While much has been … [Read more...] about Can teleworking help us achieve sustainable recovery and net-zero emission economies?
If we continue to consume at the current rate, in a few years we will need resources equivalent to three planets to sustain us. How can we avoid this forecast? The crisis we are facing with the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the vulnerability of the current economic system. Our recovery requires a drastic change in our production and consumption patterns for a circular model … [Read more...] about Circular economy: now or never
National governments are not the only ones increasing their climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean. The news in the sub-national sphere are also quite encouraging. Multiple local governments have joined in increasing their climate ambition, recognizing that they are key actors for the implementation of climate change policies and that cities play a leading role in … [Read more...] about How is climate ambition progressing at the municipal level?
The current health crisis forced the Chilean capital, like the rest of the world, to stop. This pause allowed Santiago to immediately experience the benefits of much better air quality. During the first weeks of April, the low use of fossil fuels resulted in a 29% reduction in PM 2.5 and a 71% reduction in Nitrogen Oxide. Thus, seeking to preserve good air quality, in tune … [Read more...] about Electromobility as a key element for post-COVID-19 recovery in Chile