The 18th session of the Forum of Environment Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (FME 18) was held in Quito (Ecuador) between January 31st and February 3rd; its main purpose was to present a regional position towards the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20. Based on the elements presented by Brazil, the [...]
On October 11 and 12, the Foundation for Environment and Natural Resources (FARN by its name in Spanish), with the support of UNDP and AVINA Foundation convened a workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina to analyze the main perspectives towards the Rio+20 meeting and the role of this country’s political, social and economic actors in the [...]
The need for economic instruments to value biodiversity is a fundamental element towards its conservation. The negative implications of non-sustainable practices include lower productivity, biodiversity and forest loss, natural disasters and the perpetuation of poverty and underdevelopment. That is why developing countries need to work together in the definition of a common route to protect their [...]
Are you a university student in the United States interested in renewable energy ? Are you willing to spend 12 days in Costa Rica this summer? Then the GREEN Educational Adventure Programs may be an opportunity for you. The Global Renewable Energy Education Network (GREEN) seeks to inspire motivated university students in the fields of renewable [...]
Bolivia will soon pass The Law of Mother Earth, the world’s first law giving all nature equal rights to humans, which will hopefully reduce carbon and control industrial pollution. Bolivia has taken a strong stance on demanding steep carbon emission cuts and challenges other world powers to do the same. Bolivia is feeling the effects of climate change with rising temperatures, [...]
A GEG Project sponsored Dialogue on International Environmental Governance and Participation took place on the 11 August in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).