Earth Day is celebrated annually to demonstrate support to environmental protection. Last year on Earth Day, several countries pledged to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which entered into force on November 4, 2016. This year, Earth Day (hosted by the Earth Day Network) is focusing on Environmental and Climate Literacy, a prerequisite for advancing … [Read more...] about On Earth Day: A Global Day of Conversation (and Consultations)
Governments and multilateral development banks around the world now recognize the social and economic importance of biodiversity. Despite this, a major gap between current funding levels for biodiversity projects (US$53 billion annually) and total estimated need (US$300-400 billion annually) remains. With no major increase in biodiversity financing on the horizon, new ways … [Read more...] about Is Infrastructure a Threat or an Opportunity to conserve our Biodiversity?
"Sustainability” has become a buzzword for everything from food production to business models, as much as a way to describe how economic growth can happen without high social and environmental costs. Yet the urgency to get it right in Latin America and the Caribbean has grown as the region faces the challenge of increased productivity needs in the midst of rapid … [Read more...] about Moving Beyond the Buzzword: Sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean