While other Latin American countries storm on ahead in pursuit of greener energy, Argentina has barely got itself up and running, with chronic underinvestment in renewables. Until now, that is.
Recent events have highlighted the many ongoing threats that are hammering Latin America’s environment from all sides; overcoming them will require extraordinary and unprecedented levels of effort and cooperation.
Brazil’s water crisis has reached historic proportions, but arguably the worst could have been averted if only authorities had heeded the early warning signs; the parallels with our collective approach to climate change are striking.
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.
New study shows that the majority of Amazonian deforestation in recent years has taken place in land owned by multinationals… Read more Large landowners and multinationals most to blame for Amazon destruction
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
Paraguay’s government pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation as new map reveals extent of damage being done to Gran… Read more Paraguay pledges to crack down on illegal deforestation
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
Greenpeace leads criticism of Brazilian government after yearly deforestation rate is revealed to have risen by 28% in one year,… Read more Brazil: Deforestation rate increase criticised by environmentalists