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
In the process of recovering from the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, accelerating climate action can help unlock robust opportunities for a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economy. As demonstrated by a mounted of evidence, investing in a low-carbon and climate-resilient development can generate socio-economic and environmental benefits by increasing economic … [Read more...] about Three ways to maximize sustainable investment for a climate-resilient post-COVID-19 recovery
High mountain ecosystems play a leading role by allowing aquifers to recharge, which produce water that eventually reaches an aqueduct for purification and subsequent distribution. It is crucial to maintain the “good health” of our high mountain ecosystems and ensure that, even in a warmer climate, they continue to provide these valuable services. In 2015, I had the … [Read more...] about 4 lessons for ensuring sustainable conservation and development activities in Colombia’s mountains in a warming world
Without a doubt, the issue of how to get the pandemic under control and post-COVID-19 recovery plans is the world’s top priority. While it is necessary and urgent to address the pandemic, this should not distract us from another threat facing the planet: the climate crisis. The pandemic forced COP26 to be postponed until November 2021 (a summit in which definitive consensus … [Read more...] about How to transform Latin America’s economy towards decarbonization and a better future