Following the Covid-19 pandemic, countries have been left with unprecedented rising debt levels, higher interest rates and diminished growth projections. Even though public funds are constrained, countries have agreed to ambitious targets to protect and conserve 30% of marine and terrestrial ecosystems in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework as well as continue to … [Read more...] about How multilateral development banks can catalyse climate transformation
Climate catastrophes are devastating lives and economies at an alarming pace. The combined effect of greenhouse gases and a strong El Niño made 2023 the hottest year ever, 1.4°C above preindustrial levels, bringing devastating heat waves, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes. Against this dire backdrop, the UN reminds global leaders that pledges to curb emissions remain … [Read more...] about The Region Is Asked to Decarbonize. Does it Make Economic Sense?
2023 has once again witnessed the devastating effects of climate change on the planet, with global temperatures hitting record highs and extreme weather events affecting people around the globe. At this COP 28, what agreements and results does the Amazonia expect? The Amazonia, a region that hosts the world’s largest contiguous area of tropical forest and thus vital to … [Read more...] about Halfway to the goal: What should the Amazonia expect from the COP 28?
[This article is also available in Spanish - Este artículo también está disponible en español] Latin America and the Caribbean is the second most disaster-prone region in the globe, due to natural events. Between the years 2000 and 2022, 1,534 disasters impacted more than 190 million individuals (OCHA, UNDRR, 2023). The mitigation of susceptibility and reliance on … [Read more...] about Early Warning Systems at the Center of Climate Action: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean towards COP28
The natural boundary between water and land is much blurrier than it appears on a map. If you live near a pristine natural coastline or beach, go there with a map in hand. If you compare the actual sea/land boundary you observe, with the map, you will see how they do not match (or just how vague the boundary is). Seawater is constantly moving due to the complex effects of … [Read more...] about From Conventional to Climate-Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management Public Policy