Today one of the most influential Latin American writers passed away. Internationally known for his book "A hundred years of solitude", Gabriel García Márquez helped us imagine how the lives of our future generations might be like. Holding the IPCC Climate Change Report at hand and imagining the future, we can only hope that our cities' future isn't as bleak as Márquez's … [Read more...] about As Garcia Marquez might say, Life is nothing if not a continuous succession of opportunities to survive
Sometimes climate change can seem a little abstract. Some of us believe we can only convince our partners with long-term benefits, geeky climate models, strong financial analysis and any kind of scientific tool we may find. But still, climate change projects are about people today. A couple of weeks ago, I was in Haiti working on an agricultural project to be implemented in … [Read more...] about The human face of climate change adaptation
Small developing island states (SDIS) are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For this reason, some island states of the Caribbean region such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Barbados can serve as laboratories where different adaptation measures to meet the challenges of climate change can be tested, assessing their cost-effectiveness. A study on … [Read more...] about The 5 most cost-effective climate change adaptation measures
Investing in the future is always a challenging decision, for example planning for retirement will often seem to be less urgent when we have pressing daily financial issues that have to be addressed now (unless you are near to retirement age of course). Not tomorrow, not in 10 years, but today. But the truth is that, in order to have a financially stable future, we need to … [Read more...] about Trinidad and Tobago: Who is going to pay the climate change piper?
Climate change is something that will impact all of us in some way or another. Moreover, this environmental problem is cumulative by nature, which means that even if we cut all emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) today, we will still continue to feel its negative effects for a long time. Since the industrial revolution, human activities have led to the accumulation of large … [Read more...] about The 3 things about climate change that you should already know