From October 31st through November 12th, the UK will host the 26th Conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow. Amid the pandemic, the annual summit will be a key moment in the global efforts to tackle the climate crisis and send strong signals on the implementation … [Read more...] about Why is COP26 key for Latin America and the Caribbean?
How NDC INVEST is powering climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean
Climate change is one of the main systemic and complex challenges the global community is dealing with in this century. Although countries are increasing their climate ambitions and more climate action momentum is visible recently, the world is still on a catastrophic pathway to global … [Read more...] about How NDC INVEST is powering climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean has an opportunity to avert climate catastrophe
The consequences of the climate crisis are being experienced around the world. From intense flooding in Turkey and China, scorching heatwaves across the United States, to deadly wildfires in Greece. Extreme weather events have become more intense and more frequent – and it’s only expected to get worse. Earlier this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean has an opportunity to avert climate catastrophe
5 lessons on climate change and biodiversity that we got from “One Region, One Commitment” [and how to rewatch]
To achieve a sustainable, resilient, net-zero-emissions recovery and growth, Latin America and the Caribbean will need to undergo fundamental structural transformations in its type of growth. This includes accelerating the transition to carbon neutrality, reducing deforestation and promoting nature-based solutions, advancing the shift to electric vehicles, and encouraging … [Read more...] about 5 lessons on climate change and biodiversity that we got from “One Region, One Commitment” [and how to rewatch]
World Oceans Day: how to reduce hydroclimatic risks in cities?
Today is World Oceans Day. In addition to being a source of food, the oceans are essential for human life, as they absorb more than 90% of the excess of atmospheric heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The effects of climate change are disrupting not only marine ecosystems, but the people who depend on them. According to the UN, 40% of the total population lives less than 100 km … [Read more...] about World Oceans Day: how to reduce hydroclimatic risks in cities?