Latin America and the Caribbean face the triple challenges of COVID, biodiversity loss, and climate change. The region is one of the most affected by the pandemic, facing an economic contraction of 7.4%. Today, we are in the warmest year and the warmest decade humanity has seen. We have seen hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the lives of more than three million people in … [Read more...] about How can climate and biodiversity action deliver sustainable recovery from Covid?
Since the novel coronavirus struck last year forcing countries into lockdowns and social distancing measures, businesses and governments adopted new policies for working remotely. These lockdowns have caused an unprecedented experiment where more people than ever before have been teleworking to reduce the risks of spreading and contracting the virus. While much has been … [Read more...] about Can teleworking help us achieve sustainable recovery and net-zero emission economies?
This December will mark the fifth anniversary of a historic achievement for international climate action: the Paris Agreement. During the UN Climate Summit (“COP21”) in Paris, France, this milestone represented a call by the international community to increase climate ambition and achieve the transformation of current development trajectories towards net-zero emissions and … [Read more...] about Suriname’s updated national climate plan can help drive a sustainable recovery
Natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes that have affected the region in recent years, added to increasing environmental degradation, has led to hundreds of thousands of people being forced to abandon their homes. At the same time, migration adds pressure on public services and exacerbates the risks associated with natural disasters and climate change. Faced with … [Read more...] about The climate crisis could drive massive human displacement in Latin America and the Caribbean
This year the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary. By the next time a similar anniversary comes around it will be 2095. We cannot wait that long to see whether the world has successfully limited global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius and halted the collapse of biodiversity. We need strong action now. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility … [Read more...] about Connecting a sustainable recovery with global climate and biodiversity goals can be a win-win for all