In recent years, the world has witnessed a growing interest in the biodiversity and natural capital agenda and how to finance necessary action. Governments, multilateral organizations, donors, civil society, and the private sector are increasingly coming together to accelerate innovations in sustainability, climate action, and biodiversity conservation. This collaborative … [Read more...] about Investing in Nature: A Holistic Approach to Biodiversity and Climate Action
Belize's fishing industry has significantly contributed to the country's economic growth through employment creation, food security, income generation, and foreign exchange earnings. The sector, encompassing fisheries and aquaculture, accounted for an average of 12% of total exports from 2015 to 2021. Currently, the fisheries sector directly employs more than 3,000 fisherfolks … [Read more...] about Charting a Sustainable Path: Revitalizing Belize’s Fisheries Through Science, Policy, and Empowerment
Climate change threatens lives and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We all heard the news; the earth is warming fast. Scientists said that a surge of heat compromised North America to Antarctica in early July. Tropical Storm Bret hit the eastern Caribbean islands, resulting in torrential rainfall, landslides, and flooding. Air … [Read more...] about Can Latin America and the Caribbean Attend Climate Change and Development Challenge in Parallel?
Global concerns are mounting over deforestation and degradation that threaten to push the Amazon rainforest past a “tipping point” and turn it into a savannah. Scientists worry that die-back may already be underway in parts of the Legal Amazon in Brazil. Aware of these threats, presidents from eight Amazon countries were gathered in Belem on August 8 and 9 for a summit to … [Read more...] about Keeping Amazonia Forever: A vibrant bioeconomy is one of our best defenses against a critical tipping point
It is not something that most people have very much in mind, but we are among the last generations that will have the rare privilege of seeing the glaciers in the Andes. The most recent estimates suggest that important Andean glaciers could disappear or recede significantly over the course of the next century; some could lose between 78 and 97 percent of volume in the next 80 … [Read more...] about The Farewell of the Glaciers: How Global Warming is Transforming Disaster Risk in the Peruvian Andes