Since breakfast this morning, the chances that you consumed either some beans, maize, rice, soybean and wheat are very high indeed. These staples represent key crops in Latin America and the Caribbean and are critical for export earnings and food security. Yet due to the climate crisis, these crops and the region’s agriculture sector faces considerable challenges. The region … [Read more...] about Five adaptation measures to reduce the vulnerability of Latin America and the Caribbean’s agriculture sector to climate change
Between 2011 and 2015, Honduras suffered one of the most severe periods of drought, caused by the El Niño phenomenon, an event considered abnormal given that it did not usually occur for several consecutive years. In addition to the water shortage crisis, the drought caused the appearance of a severe plague of pine weevil (Dendroctonus frontalis), a beetle that naturally … [Read more...] about How a small beetle threatens water security in Honduras
The soccer world cup started a few days ago. For many, it is the most anticipated event in four years, making it an implicit crime to have meetings or phone calls during critical matches or even worse, surf channels. Even getting married in these couple of weeks can be a problem. Daily talks include the events of the last games and predictions of the next matches, shame of you … [Read more...] about Soccer, agriculture and climate change
Certain climate change impacts are more obvious than others; less evident ones include those resulting in stranded assets. Climate change risk analysis is a complex, developing task, which highlights the need to gain deeper knowledge on the subject in order for decision-makers at the country, sector, financial institution and investor level to give it a … [Read more...] about What are Stranded Assets and how do they relate to climate change?