The world's oceans and the impressive biodiversity they contain are a vital part of our planet. They offer essential ecosystem services that are critical to human well-being, such as providing food and water, regulating the Earth's climate, and supporting tourism and recreation. Oceans are also home to two powerful ecosystems that can be key allies in risk management, … [Read more...] about 3 reasons why mangroves and coral reefs are critical for risk management
Our life on Earth is intimately linked to forests. From the raw materials we obtain from them for construction, daily use products or medicines, to the air we breathe, we are dependent on the irreplaceable services that these valuable ecosystems provide. Latin America and the Caribbean is known as a biodiversity superpower, largely due to its forests. The region has … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean forests: large providers of ecosystem services
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?
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]
For the 8 million people of Bogota who carry out their daily activities in an industrialized city with one of world’s worst traffic congestion, combating air pollution caused in large part by emissions from their means of transport is a necessity. In recent days, the importance of tackling this problem became even more evident when the city had to face a yellow alert due the … [Read more...] about Bogota, Longing to Breathe Fresh Air