Brazil is home to 13% of the world’s forested area. But in recent years the country has seen a huge increase in deforestation due to land use change and agriculture. While the largest proportions of greenhouse gas emissions in other countries comes from the energy and transport sector, in Brazil deforestation is a huge emitter. There are over 100,000 animal species and … [Read more...] about Low-carbon farming in Brazil can benefit farmers and curb climate change
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 recently that the fight against COVID-19 is the world’s immediate priority. However, he added that it should not distract us from the climate crisis, which will remain with us for much longer and … [Read more...] about Can COVID-19 help us to visualize a more sustainable and resilient 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