The 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) attempts to rank countries of the world based on their environmental credentials. How are Latin American nations judged to be doing, and is it a fair and accurate assessment? Continue reading What are the greenest countries in Latin America?
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. Continue reading Peru opens “unique” climate change theme park in Lima
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. Continue reading Colombia: Climate Change and Civil War, two existential problems with mutual solutions
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. Continue reading UN Human Development Report 2015 – Latin American Perspectives
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? Continue reading Ecuador: Could low oil prices still save Yasuní from devastation?
Governments and multilateral organisations are discussing how to make the most of Latin America’s rich natural resources, in a way that avoids the risk of socio-environmental conflicts and encourages social and economic development. Continue reading Latin America begins to debate the management of its natural resources
Costa Rica continues to attract praise at international climate summits, as it banks on the recovery of its forests, which make up 52% of its territory, in order to meet its emissions reduction goal. Continue reading Costa Rica strengthening its environmental model
Uruguay and Argentina are playing their part in the latest ‘green’ sporting revolution: the Formula E series, which aims to promote electric car use and the development of urban sustainability. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Formula E: Motorsport’s green revolution comes to South America
Better late than never as Brazil finally looks to develop solar power on a larger scale, with near-perfect conditions and a potential energy crisis in its hydroelectric sector due to drought. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Brazil belatedly joins the Solar race
Bolivia is now home to the world’s largest urban cable car system, connecting two of the world’s highest major cities, and transforming the lives of tens of thousands of commuters. Follow Eye On Latin America on Twitter @eola_blog for regular updates and … Continue reading Cable cars reach new heights in Bolivia’s capital