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?
For over seven months, we have seen COVID-19 create a severe global economic, social and health crisis. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the crisis has translated into a tragedy. It is claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and in some countries, citizens remain in confinement for periods of 150 days or more, devastating economies and bringing about a huge toll of … [Read more...] about 3 key actions to create jobs and promote a sustainable recovery
The coronavirus crisis is a critical priority for Latin American and the Caribbean decision makers as they respond to the health emergency and push social distancing to lower the curve. The pandemic represents the region’s most severe economic challenge since the Great Depression and will cause between 1.8 and 5.5 percent of GDP growth reductions this year. Countries are … [Read more...] about Four reasons why civil society should support sustainable infrastructure post COVID-19
Two-thirds of the Latin American population live in cities and almost 80% in urban areas. This is how Latin America is positioned as the most urbanized region of the developing world, which means that by the year 2050, nine out of ten Latin Americans will live in cities. Rapid urbanization brings opportunities for subnational governments towards sustainable development. The … [Read more...] about 3 key actions to tackle climate change in cities
Fossil fuels continue to be the main resource for energy production both in Latin America and in the world. Unfortunately, their use carries great consequences for climate change and the environment. The good news is that tackling climate change is finally being conceived as an opportunity. Latin America is the region that generates the highest proportion of renewable energy … [Read more...] about Cerro Pabellón Contributes to Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels