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The first 'Exchange of Experiences and Dialogue on the Preparation and Implementation of National Adaptation Plans of Latin American countries' took place on 30 September, 2020. Twenty two representatives from eight Latin American countries took part, to learn about climate change adaptation experiences from each other. Daniel Morchain of IISD and María José Pacha of CDKN report. [more...]

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NEWS: Understanding and advancing climate adaptation in Latin America

The first 'Exchange of Experiences and Dialogue on the Preparation and Implementation of National Adaptation Plans of Latin American countries' took place on 30 September, 2020. Twenty two representatives from eight Latin American countries took part, to learn about climate change adaptation experiences from each other. Daniel Morchain of IISD and María José Pacha of CDKN report. [more]…

NEWS: Join the webinar on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia

Are you interested in contributing to Wikipedia, but don’t know how? CDKN and Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) are hosting an introductory webinar on how to contribute climate change information to Wikipedia. [more]…

FEATURE: During crisis, Latin American leaders stand for a sustainable future

A group of Latin American leaders including the ex-presidents of Chile and Mexico, Ricard Lagos, and Felipe Calderón, ex-ministers of environment and members from the private sector, civil society and academia convened to produce a declaration entitled ‘Principles for a Sustainable Future for Latin America in time of Global Pandemic and Crisis’. [more]…

OPINION: Latin America lacks climate ambition - Experts urge a way forward

Fabiola Ortiz, of LatinClima, considers: Is it possible to decarbonise Latin America? What challenges will the region face under a 2ºC increase in temperature? She interviewed José Luis Samaniego of ECLAC and others, for their expert views. [more]…

OPINION: Environmental disasters widen the gender gap

Climate catastrophes in Latin America and the Caribbean result in a widening of the gender gap and exacerbate the poverty and vulnerability of women. Instead of the ‘women and children first’ code of conduct, which reinforces gender stereotypes, women should be empowered to play a central role during environmental disasters - writes Claudia Mazzeo. [more]…

FEATURE: Clean energy school for women is transforming their lives

In Peru’s remote areas, the country's first energy school for women and installation of solar panels are improving quality of life and equipping women to lead change in their communities. Sally Jabiel reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Neighbourhood in Cartagena, Colombia will lead the way on climate adaptation

Boston, a poor neighbourhood in Cartagena on the Colombian Caribbean coast, has set itself the goal of becoming the first fully-adapted neighbourhood to climate change in the region. [more]…

NEWS: What's in the IPCC Special Report on Ocean and Cryosphere for Latin America? New CDKN guide

From the high Andes to the low lying coasts, the frozen lands and coastal-marine environments of Latin America are affected by changes in the climate. These changes are detailed in the IPCC's recent Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate and now explained in straightforward text and pictures by CDKN for Latin American audiences. [more]…

OPINION: Sea level rise does not flood everyone equally

Yanina Paula Nemirovsky, Fundación Avina and Action LAC, describes how sharp socioeconomic inequalities in Buenos Aires, Argentina will worsen the suffering of urban inhabitants in the face of sea level rise and other climate change impacts. Public policies are urgently needed to address these issues. [more]…

NEWS: New CDKN guide on IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land for Latin American decision-makers

CDKN unpacks the IPCC's Special Report on Climate Change and Land with this new edition: 'What's in it for Latin America?' [more]…

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