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?
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.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala announces major funding for decontamination plants around the world-famous Lake Titicaca, but climate change poses a greater threat than pollution to the lake and its surroundings.
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
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
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
Rising sea levels due to climate change are forcing one of Panama’s most well-known indigenous groups to draw up plans… Read more Panama: Climate change could force out entire island indigenous community
Latin America and Caribbean are especially vulnerable to natural disasters, but human interference can affect the overall impact of disasters,… Read more Just how ‘natural’ are natural disasters? Examples from Latin America