By Guy Edwards, Andrea Garcia Salinas and Vanessa Callau Ferreira The coronavirus pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy, as known cases surpass one million and over 50,000 people have died. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said last month that the fight against COVID-19 is the world’s immediate priority. However, this should not distract us from the … [Read more...] about Can COVID-19 help us to visualize a more sustainable future?
The images of dolphins swimming close to the docks in the Sardinian port of Cagliari due to reduced ferry traffic went viral as people enjoyed watching nature return to areas normally busy with human activity. Elsewhere, unusually large numbers of birds are returning to beaches in the Peruvian capital, Lima. While these images suggest a positive link between nature and the … [Read more...] about What is the link between COVID-19 and the ecological and climate emergencies?
In order to respond to the environmental challenges we face, the building sector has stepped up and has responded with an increase in green or environmentally sustainable buildings. In the current market, there are many systems that assess the environmental conditions of buildings and that, for those that meet certain criteria, make them eligible for recognition through … [Read more...] about Green Building Certification is Increasingly Accessible in Latin America and the Caribbean
Countries in the Caribbean tend to have a rough time when it comes to extreme weather like hurricanes. Due to their geography, they’re usually more susceptible to disasters and extreme weather events, have limited access to freshwater and land for agriculture, and scarce development options and international trade opportunities. The climate crisis risks exacerbating this … [Read more...] about The Caribbean can make waves with a blue ocean economy
In recent days, over a million people across Latin American cities hit the streets for International Women’s Day. These marches over violence against women and strict abortion controls are part of wider unrest rejecting huge inequality and scant opportunities. Women are also among the most vulnerable to climate change impacts, which are getting worse. In Chile, a 10-year … [Read more...] about Tackling climate change and inequality together could be Latin America’s next growth story