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
Study shows extent of damage climate change is already doing to Peru’s glaciers, with implications for its economy and society,… Read more Peru’s glaciers shrink by 40% in 40 years due to climate change
Torrential downpours linked to tropical storms unleash deadly floods and landslides across Central America, which just a couple of months… Read more Central America floods kill dozens as region sees sharp reversal of summer drought
Dozens of Colombian peasant farmers are bringing legal action against British oil giant BP, over claims that it caused significant… Read more Colombian farmers to sue BP over oil damage claims
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
Environmental and indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch launch new campaign calling for oil reserves in the Amazon rainforest to be… Read more Amazon Watch launch ‘Keep the oil in the ground’ campaign as world gears up for major climate change march
Marina Silva’s late entry has lit up Brazil’s presidential election, but can the well-known environmentalist continue to take the fight… Read more Brazil Elections: Can Marina Silva still go for gold?
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?