High mountain ecosystems play a leading role by allowing aquifers to recharge, which produce water that eventually reaches an aqueduct for purification and subsequent distribution. It is crucial to maintain the “good health” of our high mountain ecosystems and ensure that, even in a warmer climate, they continue to provide these valuable services. In 2015, I had the … [Read more...] about 4 lessons for ensuring sustainable conservation and development activities in Colombia’s mountains in a warming world
Climate change poses significant risks to development in Latin America and the Caribbean. As Hurricane Dorian’s devastating path through The Bahamas demonstrated recently, our region is extremely vulnerable to the worsening impacts of climate change. For the region, climate adaptation can limit the negative impacts and is fundamental for effectively achieving sustainable … [Read more...] about Measuring climate resilience: a common framework to take the first step
Have you ever visited the sea? Have you wondered how essential its services are in our daily life? Enjoying all that it gives us, in terms of food and entertainment, could be at risk if we do not take immediate action on the management of its resources and the protection of its ecosystems. This body of water, so old and so full of life, occupies 70% of the Earth's surface, and … [Read more...] about Will Peru have enough seafood in 50 years? The reason for sustainable fishing
One of the most important challenges that Central America (and the LAC region in general) faces this decade is being able to close the infrastructure gap with investments that are sustainable and climate resilient, while encouraging economic growth in the region. In an era of climate change, where too much or too little water is likely to be a leading issue, a sector that is … [Read more...] about What could Climate Change mean for Hydropower in Central America?