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
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?
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted all aspects of our lives. It has changed our traditional way of doing things and has presented us with unusual challenges that we have had to overcome with creativity, innovation and resilience. The Latin American and Caribbean region has been disproportionately affected. In terms of deaths, with only 8% of the world’s population, … [Read more...] about 5 things we learned from the road to a sustainable recovery from COVID-19
Latin America and Caribbean countries are facing a pandemic with myriad social and economic consequences. At the same time, we also have climate change enhanced fires raging in Brazil’s Pantanal and hurricanes pounding the Caribbean. This complex situation shows that governments, the private sector, civil society, and multilateral development banks (MDBs) need to work together … [Read more...] about COVID-19 is our wake-up call to build a sustainable and inclusive future
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