The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launched a warning call, emphasizing the benefits of keeping the temperature rise below 1.5 degrees, as to date our planet is living the consequences of an increase of temperature between 0.8 ° C and 1.2 ° C on average. The countries that signed the Paris Agreement and committed to taking climate action should look for new … [Read more...] about Climate Change: does 0.5 ° C make a difference?
For the Dominican Republic, climate change is a phenomenon with important consequences. According to Germanwatch’s 2017 Global Climate Risk Index, the country ranks 11th among the most vulnerable nations to climate change. Increased intensity and frequency of hurricanes, periods of drought or extreme rain and rising sea levels are just a few of the threats for the Dominican … [Read more...] about There Is Strength in Collaboration: The Case of the Dominican Republic
Last week, one more country was added to the list of nations that have ratified the Paris Agreement and today, of the 26 borrowing member countries, we now have 20 with a National Determined Contribution (NDC). However, ratification is not the culmination of their efforts. This is when an important exercise on behalf of the governments begins, guided by the need for … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean Continues to Show Its Commitment to the Paris Agreement
There are quite a few challenges that our society must face in the coming years, but there is one that we are already facing: Climate Change. Rising temperatures, increasingly weather events, sea level rise among others effects have become a daily reality for populations in urban centers. Additionally, the rapid urbanization is affecting the environment. Climate Change is a … [Read more...] about Addressing the climate change challenge while living with it.
The UN Member States have agreed on a sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, “TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD: THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” and hope to pursue the path paved by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s). The Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon qualified the text as “people-centred and planet-sensitive” and looks forward to its submission for … [Read more...] about Goal #13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*