Latin America and the Caribbean has the cleanest electricity in the world, thanks to the dominant role of hydroelectricity in our region. But the Paris Agreement should still matter to the region's energy ministers. Fossil power plants, particularly those burning natural gas, could be incompatible with the agreement’s goals. We recently published an article in Environmental … [Read more...] about Is there too much natural gas to meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives?
International development practitioners have gained valuable insights over the years. One of the most impactful realizations is the need to increase transparency and engagement in the development process. For years, senior representatives from multilateral institutions have met regularly to discuss standards and experiences to ensure consistency of approach and share good … [Read more...] about The ten elements of a meaningful stakeholder engagement process
From December 2-13, the UN Climate Change Conference, under the Chilean presidency, will take place in Madrid with logistical support from the Spanish government. To boost global climate action, COP25 or the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is known as the “Ambition COP” to encourage countries to enhance their national efforts under the Paris Agreement to reduce … [Read more...] about Showcasing Latin American and Caribbean Climate Action at COP25
With time rapidly disappearing to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists and decision makers agree that we urgently need more ambitious climate action. One of the key questions to emerge is: how can we go beyond incremental change and inertia, and aim instead for the transformation of our economies and societies? To achieve this transformational change, … [Read more...] about What is transformational change and how can we design a way of achieving it? This new toolkit is a start
Lupine (botanical name Lupinus mutabilis) is an edible plant that has been cultivated for centuries in the high Andes of South America; it is also known as lupine, chocho, tarwi or altramuz. Its impressive characteristics have been little disclosed, for example, its protein content reaches 47.7%, higher than the vast majority of legumes and the crop is able to enrich soils by … [Read more...] about Lupino: a new super food?