Savoring a sweet papaya or watching a couple of toucans across lush hills, it's easy to appreciate the gifts of nature that sustain our lives. Plants and animals form ecosystems that provide us with clean water, nutritious food, breathable air, fertile soil, and awe-inspiring beauty that makes life more joyful. Latin America and the Caribbean harbor a treasure trove of … [Read more...] about Can we reconcile food production and biodiversity conservation in a world shaped by climate change?
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. This year is the hottest on record, at 1.4°C above preindustrial levels. Combined with a strong El Niño, global warming brought devastating heat waves, floods, wildfires, and hurricanes. Against this dire backdrop, the UN reminds global leaders that pledges to curb emissions remain “critically … [Read more...] about The $2.7 Trillion Reason to Decarbonize
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