It is known that the health of the population is affected by climate change. One of the reasons is the changing weather patterns that directly or indirectly impact people's well-being. The global temperature has already increased by 1.1°C, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events such as droughts, hurricanes, and heatwaves, causing thousands of deaths and … [Read more...] about Health and Climate Change: How to protect people’s health facing the climate crisis?
Imagine waking up in any Colombian city in the mid-century, let’s say the year 2045, with access to 100% renewable energy for a warm shower and having breakfast with coffee from sustainable and low-carbon crops. Think of people heading to work riding an electric or regular bicycle - more affordable and faster - without worrying about traffic or air pollution. Picture cities … [Read more...] about Yes, reducing emissions and generating economic and social benefits in Colombia is possible!
International Oceans Day is a reminder of the importance of this ecosystem. The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface, generates half of the oxygen we breathe and absorbs at least a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity. They are also a vital source of food, energy and natural resources for millions of people worldwide. However, the oceans face … [Read more...] about 3 Projects to Celebrate International Oceans Day
April 22 is Earth Day and it is a reminder of one of the most pressing issues we face today: climate change. This year's Earth Day coincides with the just recent launch of the IPCC's sixth assessment report on climate change, making it a particularly significant occasion. The report's findings highlight the urgent need for action to address the climate crisis and protect our … [Read more...] about Earth Day: a friendly reminder to address the climate crisis!
Can the COVID-19 pandemic help us prepare to respond to climate-related crises? Yes, it does. Crises often offer lessons for the future. While COVID-19 had enormous negative repercussions in many ways, it also left us good learnings, in this case, lessons that will be useful to prepare us to respond to shocks caused by climate change. We know that our region is one of the … [Read more...] about Lessons from COVID-19 to provide effective shock responses to climate change