The capital cities of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru are vulnerable to climate change, partly due to their dependence on water from retreating Andean glaciers. This comparative Inside Story by Miguel Rodríguez Tejerina of Servicios Ambientales highlights the challenges, enabling factors, lessons learned and implications for climate compatible development - as illustrated by a project to assess the cities’ carbon and water footprints. [more...]
In this webinar on 8 July, Miguel Rodriguez and Valeria Revilla from Environmental Services Bolivia will guide us through the Cities Footprint Project, which includes the measurement of the carbon and water footprints of the municipal governments and cities of La Paz (Bolivia), Lima (Peru) and Quito (Ecuador). Register today! [more...]
OPINION: Developing countries secure some last minute concessions in Lima; but can a deal without ambition really be fair?
The UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru leaves us wondering if global ambition to tackle climate change will ever be high enough to avoid many of the catastrophic impacts of a changing climate. If the UNFCCC is to deliver this, then 2015 will need to be an exceptionally productive year. CDKN’s Sam Bickersteth, Kiran Sura and Chris Webb report. [more...]
Participants from all generations participated in a unique and highly ambitious set of debates in Lima, Peru this weekend on 'zero poverty, zero emissions'. [more...]