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?
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.
Brazil fails to commit to a landmark new pledge to protect the world’s rainforests in order to curb carbon emissions… Read more Disappointment as Brazil declines to sign up to UN deforestation agreement
Latin American presidents address international leaders at UN summit, calling for united and equal global action to combat climate change… Read more Latin America’s presidents speak out on climate change at UN
Many Latin American countries are rightly lauded for their role in pushing for global action against climate change, but should… Read more Are Latin America’s oil-producing countries shirking their responsibilities on climate change?
Colombia to allow companies to start fracking for shale oil and gas, having claimed to have put strict regulations in… Read more Colombia gives green light to fracking
June sees sharp rise in deforestation in Amazon, taking gloss off other recent news on deforestation reduction and study suggesting… Read more Brazil: Surge in Amazon deforestation sets alarm bells ringing
Peru’s Environment Ministry reveals Climate Change strategy with plans to curb emissions, but elsewhere the government continues to prioritise economic… Read more Peru unveils 2050 Climate Change strategy amid fracking plans
Several countries are standing out in certain sectors, a high proportion of the region’s energy mix comes from renewables, and… Read more Latin America: leading the way on renewables?