Tag Archives: climate change

It’s time to save our national parks from the wrecking ball of climate change

“What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself,” writes Mollie Beattie, former director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Zion National Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are the names of some of America’s most …

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Latin America bets on the circular economy to solve its environmental problems | Science and ecology

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the face and the cross of the same reality live: while 47 million people suffer from hunger, each year more than a third of what is produced is wasted, which is equivalent to about 127 million tons of food. Likewise, despite the fact that …

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To defend democracy is to have a free and independent press

The strengthening of democratic institutions requires the effective defense and promotion of human rights, and the promotion and defense of freedom of the press and of expression… not only in the Latin American region but in the world. The phrase comes from the voice of the Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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Agritech gets $8 billion boost as US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack addresses Dubai climate summit

American Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks at the AIM for Climate conference at Expo Dubai. Aim for the climate A global initiative led by the United States and the United Arab Emirates to make agriculture cleaner has announced plans to invest $8 billion in agricultural technology (agritech). Chairing the first ministerial …

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New Mexico Lawmakers Approve $1 Billion State Spending Increase | Politics

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature has approved a record $1 billion annual budget increase that bolsters spending on public schools, Medicaid, public safety initiatives and a range of grants, loans and tax breaks for private industry. The Senate approved the bill by voice vote on Wednesday …

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INS revives the bicentenary forest of Guanacaste to create jobs

The bicentenary forest will also bring economic benefits to the inhabitants of the region, since the project envisages granting economic incentives to the women of this community so that they are in charge of the care and maintenance of each of the trees. A public space of 1,000 trees, recreational …

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Blue Action Fund celebrates five years of financing the protection of marine and coastal areas | D+C

Blue Action Fund draws a positive balance sheet in an impact report marking its fifth anniversary. The nonprofit foundation promotes marine and coastal protected areas and works to secure the livelihoods of coastal communities. In pursuit of this objective, it provides targeted funding to non-governmental organizations active in developing countries. …

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Biden in Latin America: A Humble Beginning

Photo sources: Ivan Valence/Getty Images Latin America and the Caribbean has not been a priority for President Biden’s foreign policy team. Nor could this be the case: the region has no prominent inter-state conflicts, no nuclear weapons (¡Gracias a Dios!), no threatening international terrorist organizations. China and Russia are distant …

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Speech by Minister Goldsmith at the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

Thank you – it’s an honor to be here, at the end of an inspiring trip to Ecuador and Costa Rica, just a few weeks after an equally inspiring visit to Peru and Colombia – and to meet many of you here today at the Leticia Pact ahead of COP26. …

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Widodo highlights the importance of the G20 focus on resilient health systems,

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Latin American leaders, speaking on day three of the World Economic Forum’s Virtual Davos Agenda 2022, expressed optimism about the region’s economic prospects for the future. coming year. Latin America recorded a strong economic recovery in 2021 and will most likely show moderate …

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Christiana Figueres: if we fail on climate, we fail on human rights, education and health

Photo by Vaughn Ridley / Sportsfile for Web Summit via Getty Images If there is a queen of climate action, it is Christiana Figueres. Best known as one of the architects of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the 65-year-old Costa Rican diplomat is currently the co-founder and director of Global Optimism, …

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What all of this could mean:

Over the past couple of years, huge tech companies and conglomerates around the world have started discussing what’s called the metaverse. Facebook and Microsoft have both made strides in developing it and turning the once theoretical idea into reality. It may be a few years before the Metaverse becomes mainstream, …

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Costa Rica’s pristine “shark island” is now a huge marine reserve

The first time he dived in the waters around Cocos Island, Enric Sala felt like he was in an “underwater Jurassic Park”. “I vividly remember diving under a school of 200 hammerhead sharks, inside a school of thousands of bigeye trevally, and [being] surrounded by 20 mating green turtles, ”said …

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Alicia Brcena urged to strengthen multilateral, regional, sub-regional and national banks and improve their coordination to meet the financing challenges of Latin America and the Caribbean

Strengthening multilateral, regional, sub-regional and national development banks, while improving cooperation and coordination between them, is essential to meet the financing challenges of the region in the context of the crisis caused by the COVID pandemic -19, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the …

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UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees calls for regional mechanism to address unprecedented displacement in Mexico and Central America

Unidentified people walk by a fence marking the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico. © UNHCR / Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo GENEVA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi concluded a 10-day visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Guatemala with a passionate appeal for a regional mechanism that would help scale …

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The Principles for a Responsible Banking open a new path for banks to collectively accelerate action in favor of universal financial inclusion

The Principles for Responsible Banking Commitment to Financial Health and Inclusion is a unique banking industry accelerator initiative to promote universal financial inclusion and health. 28 signatory banks joined the leadership group by signing the Commitment Targets should be set and published within 18 months of signing, with an annual …

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What does the outcome of COP26 mean for the fight against climate change?

British Columbia declared a state of emergency following record rainfall that resulted in widespread flooding of farms, landslides and the evacuation of residents. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images As he addressed the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, during the final hours of the event, COP26 President …

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Nature cannot wait. We must act now to save wildlife habitats

Nature cannot wait. We must act now to save wildlife habitats Costa Rica is celebrating 200 years of independence this year. It is an opportunity to honor our ancestors and to think of our descendants, and we invite the world to celebrate with us. Those who cannot visit in person …

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GFANZ does not keep its promises at COP26

Canals : COP, Stranded Assets Companies: Rockefeller Brothers Fund People: Michael northrop November 16, 2021 Finance is particularly well placed to save the planet, but has already funded 1.5 Ö¯ C of global warming, warns Michael northrop Carbon Tracker, the London Financial Analytics store, told us about it in 2019. …

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United States abandons climate change commitments

Last week, in his address to the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), President Joe Biden reiterated that the United States intends to quadruple its Climate-related financial commitments to developing countries by 2024. Biden first made the announcement at the …

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Healthy forests are fertile ground for carbon markets

Benefits for people and the planet The ERPA program in Mozambique is more than just a payment from the FCPF. It promotes conservation and climate-smart agriculture in forest communities, helps farmers harness sustainable supply chains for cash crop production, restores degraded lands, stimulates charcoal production and consumption. more efficient timber …

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Costa Rica keeps energy clean in 2021 – Prensa Latina

Official data from the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) shows that as of January 25, the National Electricity System (SEN) declared 99.98 percent of clean generation with five national renewable sources, the water (73.39 percent), geothermal energy (13.84), wind (12.12), and biomass and solar, each with 0.63 percent. Thanks to …

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Canada, Germany push rich countries for more climate money

OTTAWA – Canada and Germany are making “a lot of progress” in convincing rich countries around the world to spend more money to help developing countries fight climate change, Environment Minister said on Friday Jonathan Wilkinson. Canada’s Environment Minister is in Italy this week for final set-up discussions to set …

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Beautiful words won’t save our last wild rivers

Through Jamie Pittock Technologies to harness the power of water are touted as critical to a low-emission future. But for many decades, the hydroelectric industry caused serious damage to the environment and to people’s lives. More than 500 new hydroelectric dams are currently planned or under construction in protected areas …

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Global Carbon Market Mechanisms

The following is an excerpt from a new CleanTechnica report, The carbon cure: Effective actions to fight climate change through carbon markets. To learn more about the types of carbon markets around the world and their role in stabilizing our climate, purchase the full report or become a CleanTechnica Member, …

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The hydroelectric industry is talking about it

Technologies to harness the power of water are touted as critical to a low-emission future. But for many decades, the hydroelectric industry caused serious damage to the environment and to people’s lives. More than 500 new hydroelectric dams are currently planned or under construction in protected areas around the world. …

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How sea otters can fight climate change

Even before the sea otter effect was studied, kelp was seen as a possible climate solution. This is because it can grow very fast – up to 60 cm (24 inches) per day. This means that it removes carbon from the atmosphere faster than a slower growing plant (although kelp …

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Costa Rica creates climate change adaptation maps

Costa Rica appears today as a pioneer in the use of Essential Survival Zones (ELSA) Methodology, even at the international level, with particular emphasis on adaptation to climate change. The Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) stressed that Costa Rica is making progress in the development of national maps that …

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Latin America facing the perfect storm

Q REPORTAGES – MADRID / MONTEVIDEO – Latin America is going through a series of particularly serious crises. The region’s economies are stagnating. His policy is broken. And above all, the health of its inhabitants is in danger. The mass protests that have recently broken out in several countries bear …

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The Fiji Times »Business Potential

Digital connectivity and the digital economy offer enormous potential, which has played an important role in compensating for lost productivity. This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade, Commerce, Tourism and Transport, Shaheen Ali, during the opening statement as chairman of the Forum’s trade officials meeting …

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AfDB and World Bank commit to more climate finance

MULTILATERAL development banks, the Asian Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank, have pledged to increase climate finance as the V20 Group called on developed countries to honor their climate aid commitments under the ‘Paris Agreement. The V20 group, made up of countries most vulnerable to climate change, including the …

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Bank of Japan launches new climate change program

Under this program, the central bank will provide funds to financial institutions that increase lending and investment for activities aimed at combating climate change. * The BOJ keeps the rate targets unchanged * BOJ extends September deadline for pandemic relief program * The BOJ will encourage banks to increase lending …

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Rejuvenate and develop with nature

Finding the origin of the coronavirus, which can help experts develop preventive measures to stop its spread and reduce its risks to public health and the economy, may still take some time, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). health). But for environmentalists, it is clear that nature, along with …

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Huawei joins Responsible Business 2021 virtual event

Responsible Business 2021, a virtual event hosted by Reuters Events, served as a platform to deliver critical and actionable information. Speakers from governments, international organizations and businesses shared their views on international agreements, commitments and actions supporting the global transition to sustainability. Catherine Chen, Senior Vice President and Director of …

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Blinken’s visit to Costa Rica is a smart first step

During his first in-person foray into inter-American affairs, the Secretary of State Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenBiden walks the fine line with investigation into origins of coronavirus White House urged to evacuate Afghan allies as time is running out China is already winning World War III, via cash MORE visit Costa Rica …

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Are we entering the era of polymers?

CCL Secure explores the security and anti-counterfeiting benefits of polymer banknote technology. As this developing technology reveals its advantages over traditional paper-based banknotes, could we soon see a change in the status quo in favor of polymer? Tim Berridge, CCL Secured Polymer banknotes have been around for over three decades …

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Fifteen years in five keys

This content was published on May 30, 2021 – 9:19 a.m. May 30, 2021 – 9:19 a.m. Paris, May 30 (EFE). – Fifteen years after assuming the post of Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Mexican Angel Gurria will hand over to Australian Matthias Corman next Tuesday, …

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Now is the time for ASEAN member states to join a global effort to protect at least 30% of Earth’s land and oceans

AsiaNet 89706 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 25, 2021 (Antara / Bernama-AsiaNet) – On World Biodiversity Day, a growing number of elected officials, indigenous leaders, scientists and other experts are calling on leaders of ASEAN to endorse ambitious proposals to protect biodiversity and advance the rights of indigenous peoples through the …

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Foreign Exchange Services Initiative: CCL Secure

Climate change and its associated risks are now a major area of ​​focus for many central banks, as they strive to reduce the carbon footprint of the financial sector, invest more in “ green ” assets and ask financial institutions to develop resistance tests to climatic risks. Similar work is …

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Beekeeping in Costa Rica: how UNDP protects bees

TACOMA, Washington – Costa Rica has one of the lowest poverty rates in Latin America. This is mainly the result of a proactive cooperation with wealthy nations willing to buy Costa Rican exports. Thanks to wise political decisions and social investments, the Central American country was also able to avoid …

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