Next Monday September 23, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, is hosting the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York to address the global climate emergency. Mr. Guterres is calling on all countries to come ready to announce the plans they will set next year to reduce their GHG emissions by 45% by 2030 and to net zero emissions by 2050. He is also calling on … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean set to play active role at the UN Climate Action Summit
This article was originally published by El Nuevo Día. At a recent ceremony in Iceland, mourners laid a plaque atop a volcano commemorating the loss of the Okjökull glacier. Back in 1890, Okjökull covered 16 square km and now, the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status due to climate change, is reduced to a few patches of ice. A portion of the plaque reads: “This … [Read more...] about Aiming for net zero emissions could be Latin America’s next growth story
By Amal-Lee Amin y Amy Lewis Imagine a bridge that has been built to withstand the effects of a hurricane. Crossing it is a constant flow of pedestrians, cyclists and electric vehicles charged by a power grid ran on 100% renewable energy. This vision may seem a long way off, but the transition to a net zero emission, climate resilient and sustainable economy is underway … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Build a Prosperous, Net Zero Emission and Climate-Resilient Future
Climate change is not only an environmental challenge, but also a political, economic and social one. Projections indicate that, if the current emissions trajectory continues, the global average temperature of the planet will exceed by 3°C the average temperature observed at the beginning of the 19th century, generating an unprecedented impact on the history of humankind. … [Read more...] about How Much Are Governments Spending on Climate Change and Where Does it Go?
This article was originally published by El País. The Governments of Latin America and the Caribbean have overcome many challenges in recent decades, but climate change could represent the greatest threat ever known in our region. From hurricanes in the Caribbean, to record wildfires in the Southern Cone, our countries are already dealing with all kinds of difficulties. In … [Read more...] about Chile: at the forefront against climate change