Latin America and the Caribbean send regional messages to Rio+20

Feb 16, 2012 No Comments by

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 [...]

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Argentina prepares for Rio+20: A sustainability and green economy perspective

Oct 24, 2011 No Comments by

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 [...]

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UNDP report on Latin America and the Caribbean: Initiatives for a ‘biodiversity super power’ region

Sep 30, 2011 1 Comment by

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 [...]

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Summer Opportunity: Renewable Energy Education in Costa Rica

May 31, 2011 1 Comment by

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 [...]

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Bolivia to Grant Equal Rights to Mother Earth

Apr 21, 2011 No Comments by

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, [...]

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Regional Dialogue on IEG and Participation in Argentina, 11 August 2010

Sep 15, 2010 No Comments by

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).

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