Achieving the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key step of the regional low-carbon pathway. However, it requires a strong commitment from multiple sectors. Both, government and the private sector must invest in renewable and sustainable energy, considering a long-term vision and the commitment to the Paris Agreement. Decarbonizing the energy sector, … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Energy empowerment: Women trailblazing the inclusive energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean
The sustainability revolution requires interaction and collaboration among various actors to generate the transformational changes needed to address the impacts of climate change. That is why the public and private sectors, civil society and academia must join forces to drive strategies and action towards a carbon-free and climate-resilient economy. The climate change crisis … [Read more...] about Six Lessons on the Sustainability Revolution from “One Region, One Commitment”
The Climate crisis in the Caribbean is real. Between 1970 and 2020, 91.5% of Caribbean disasters were –related to the impacts of climate change – hurricanes, floods, and droughts, among others, resulting in over 250,000 human losses and more than 22 million affected people. From an economic standpoint, combined losses, and damage from hurricanes represent over USD 137 … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Exceptional Women Revolutionizing the Caribbean through Climate-Smart Projects
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