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Fabiola Ortiz

FEATURE: Climate-smart agriculture to reduce vulnerability

Agroforestry is gaining ground as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Central America, a region where global warming could generate losses equivalent to 19 percent of gross domestic product. “Agroforestry is our only alternative to mitigate and adapt to climate change,” Alberto Chinchilla, executive director of the Central American Coordinating Association of [...] [more]…

FEATURE: Brazilian indigenous community seeks survival through carbon credits

Less than 45 years ago, the Paiter-Suruí, an indigenous people living deep inside the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, had never been in contact with the outside world. Today they hope to ensure their survival through the complex mechanisms of the carbon market. Inhabitants of the Sete de Setembro territory, an area of around 250,000 hectares [...] [more]…

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