The production of agricultural commodities such as soy, beef and palm oil threatens the Amazon region’s natural resources. If companies, civil society organisations and governments band together to publish full and transparent information on agricultural supply chains, it could be an important step toward protecting the Amazon’s resources. [more...]
Ecuador is highly vulnerable to climate change and its vulnerability is set to increase between 2010 and 2030 (DARA; Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2012). This is due to its dependence on natural resources and its main economic activities: food production, fisheries, and tourism. It is ranked 98th on the Human Development Index (UNDP; Human Development Index, 2014). Ecuador’s CO2 emissions are 2.2 tonnes per capita, while the global average is 4.9 tonnes per capita (World Bank; World Development Indicators: Energy dependency, efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions, 2010).
Quito, Ecuador's capital, has been designing and delivering a Quito Strategy on Climate Change since 2009. CDKN Alliance member, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), is working with the City of Quito to consolidate an Action Plan that will build on its Climate Change Strategy. The plan will address such sectors as energy, health and water management, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change. CDKN is assisting with a vulnerability study, and supporting increased participation from civil society groups like Ecuador’s National Youth Convention.