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.
The fate of our oceans, and the livelihoods that depend on them, lies squarely in our hands. Latin America, with Chile as a would-be standard bearer, can lead the way.
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.
After a long hiatus due to other career commitments, Eye on Latin America is back with regular updates and analysis on the most important news coming out of Latin America concerning its environment and sustainable development.
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.
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.
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.
Bolivia is now home to the world’s largest urban cable car system, connecting two of the world’s highest major cities,… Read more Cable cars reach new heights in Bolivia’s capital
Ranking of global green economies suggests that Latin American countries are far greener than they are given credit for being,… Read more Global Green Economy Index puts Costa Rica at head of impressive Latin American showing
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