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?
The recently released 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC has provided further insights on climate science and they confirm the projections being shared for some years. Along with the clear message that human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in the last 20,000 years, the report underlines that climate change is already affecting every inhabited … [Read more...] about Barbados demonstrates climate leadership with an ambitious updated NDC
The Paris Agreement rulebook has yet to be finalized in Glasgow. COP26 will have to ensure negotiations deliver on rules that will operationalize market and non-market mechanisms for the mitigation of GHG emissions, namely finalize Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. The use of carbon markets as a mechanism to reduce/compensate Greenhouse Gas (Ghg) emissions has been included … [Read more...] about Are carbon markets a solid mechanism to ensure the Paris Agreement’s success?
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]
2020 was the hottest ever on record, according to NASA. We are increasingly feeling the impacts of this climate crisis from unprecedented wildfires to catastrophic hurricanes. To avoid even worse climate impacts, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we need to stabilize global temperature below 2°C, which requires CO2 emissions to be reduced to zero. … [Read more...] about 4 key points to achieving carbon neutrality and avoiding greenwashing