Lima sees opening of a new climate change park that hopes to foster education and greater awareness of the global phenomenon, building on the success of the COP20 climate summit held in the Peruvian capital at the end of 2014.
Intense rainfall in the heart of South America has caused major rivers to overflow, resulting in widespread flooding that has displaced over 160,000 and is being blamed on a particularly severe El Niño event.
Colombia has a lot riding on the future of global climate change action, and also on there being a successful outcome from peace talks with FARC; the two are absolutely linked, and possibly even dependent on each other.
Latin America continues to make steady if unspectacular progress in the UN’s annual Human Development Index, but socioeconomic inequality, especially between men and women, poses a threat to further advances.
Bolivia’s second largest lake has almost completely evaporated, leaving local fishermen and communities to count the cost of climate change and poor water management in a particularly vulnerable part of the world.
Experts believe that the current El Niño event – already among the strongest ever recorded – will reach its peak soon. But authorities across the region are confident they are as prepared as ever for the consequences.
All eyes are on Paris as the nations of the world meet to negotiate a global deal to curb carbon emissions and prevent runaway climate change. What do Latin American nations have to offer?
Brazil achieves new record for electricity generated by wind power, as the country looks to a mix of renewables in order to make its energy mix cleaner and more reliable.
Central America has much to gain from a renewables revolution, not least because of its exposure to the damaging effects of climate change, and is finally starting to take advantage.
Ecuador’s plans to extract Yasuní oil are still in place, but could there be trouble ahead for President Rafael Correa – and hope for Yasuní’s defenders – thanks to low oil prices?