The Glasgow Climate Pact urged Parties and stakeholders “to ensure meaningful youth participation and representation in multilateral, national and local decision-making processes, including under the Convention and the Paris Agreement”, underlining the role of youth and the need to include them in climate change instances at all levels. Since COP21 in Paris, Youth and Future … [Read more...] about What was the role of youth at COP26?
The climate crisis is underway and is increasingly getting hard to ignore. July 2021 joins the one in 2020 as the third warmest July on record globally. Brazil suffered from extremely low temperatures that sent international prices for coffee and sugar higher. Greece went through the worst heatwave since 1987, reaching 46°C in some regions, unleashing devastating wildfires that … [Read more...] about Three ways NDC Invest can help countries of Latin America and the Caribbean deliver ambitious climate and development agendas
2021 has so far proven to be a transition year in which we both witness the clear negative impact of climate change while still having tools at our hands to reduce further negative developments through strong and immediate climate action. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body tasked … [Read more...] about How are NDC INVEST and the CIF supporting countries to reach their climate goals?
Today is World Oceans Day. In addition to being a source of food, the oceans are essential for human life, as they absorb more than 90% of the excess of atmospheric heat trapped by greenhouse gases. The effects of climate change are disrupting not only marine ecosystems, but the people who depend on them. According to the UN, 40% of the total population lives less than 100 km … [Read more...] about World Oceans Day: how to reduce hydroclimatic risks in cities?
In an unprecedented development in the history of Peru, over 200,000 people returned to their native cities in the countryside from cities such as Lima, Arequipa or Cusco, as result of the economic situation produced by the mandatory confinement to contain the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine decreed by the government between March and June 2020 had an almost immediate impact … [Read more...] about Migrations due to COVID-19, opportunities and challenges for a sustainable recovery in Peru