The Paris Agreement belongs to everyone says Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres, one of the chief architects of the deal. That’s why 20,000 diplomats, multilateral development bank officials, researchers, activists, business and religious leaders, journalists and ministers met recently at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany. The Inter-American … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean: Moving Ahead on the Paris Accord
Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people gathered on the Washington D.C. mall for the March for Science alongside hundreds of sister marches around the world to coincide with Earth Day. Climate change and environmental protection were high on the agenda as the planet continues to warm and countries confront an increasing number of extreme weather events. Meanwhile, down … [Read more...] about Global Infrastructure Forum maps out route towards delivering sustainable infrastructure
Thousands of government officials, ministers, investors, and civil society leaders are descending on Washington D.C. this week for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. There is one date that should be central to the discussions: 2020. If the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius is to be … [Read more...] about The imperative of sustainable infrastructure in Latin America
COPYRIGHT © - Alan Zeer, Blue Whale - Balleine Bleue (CC BY 2.0 )- FLICKR This article was originally posted on Latin America Goes Global website. Two years ago, in the biggest single whale stranding ever recorded, scientists stumbled upon hundreds of dead whales in a remote area of Patagonia in southern Chile. Scientists were … [Read more...] about How can Latin America reduce its exposure to climate risk?
Climate change ranks among the world’s greatest risks. A growing number of leaders and financial institutions are calling for action to reduce the impact of climate change on economic and financial stability by mainstreaming climate risk into investment decision making processes. The World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Risks Report ranks environment-related risks including … [Read more...] about Climate change is one of the world’s greatest risks