Latin America and the Caribbean has the cleanest electricity in the world, thanks to the dominant role of hydroelectricity in our region. But the Paris Agreement should still matter to the region's energy ministers. Fossil power plants, particularly those burning natural gas, could be incompatible with the agreement’s goals. We recently published an article in Environmental … [Read more...] about Is there too much natural gas to meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives?
From December 2-13, the UN Climate Change Conference, under the Chilean presidency, will take place in Madrid with logistical support from the Spanish government. To boost global climate action, COP25 or the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is known as the “Ambition COP” to encourage countries to enhance their national efforts under the Paris Agreement to reduce … [Read more...] about Showcasing Latin American and Caribbean Climate Action at COP25
“Climate change and drug trafficking are the two main threats to global stability and security” Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic Between 1900 and 2019, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the regions with the highest occurrence of natural hazard events. Between 2004 and 2012, the region suffered a total of 881 disaster events, in which … [Read more...] about Blue Spot Analysis can strengthen the resilience of transport against natural disasters in the Dominican Republic
Have you ever wondered what relationship exists between climate change and cash transfer programs? Did you know that through these programs you can fight climate change? Today we publish in the journal Nature Sustainability a study that evaluates how to use cash transfer programs to alleviate the negative impact of carbon taxes on poor and vulnerable households. One of the … [Read more...] about How cash transfers can support the fight against climate change
The clean energy transition in Brazil’s power sector is well underway. Brazil is Latin America’s largest renewable energy market with almost 45% of its energy demand comprised of renewable resources, primarily hydropower. … [Read more...] about Brazil’s embrace of wind and solar power can help power the clean energy transition