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
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