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Let Latin America’s clean energy revolution begin!

The Latin American and Caribbean has one of the richest sources of natural renewable energy in the world. It boasts enormous potential for non-conventional renewable energy. In fact, it is estimated that if the region exploited just a tiny fraction of its non-hydro renewable capability, it could meet the energy demands of the region’s growing […]

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Climate justice for the indigenous people of Peru

Representatives from nearly two hundred countries are gathering in Lima, Peru this week for the annual United Nations climate summit. This Latin American Conference of the Parties (COP) presents an opportunity to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon and the context in which they are […]

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This is Germany’s ambitious climate action plan

Germany announced that it will continue its national commitment to achieve a cut of 40% in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, despite EU policy that is insufficient to support that aim. It will put in place measures to cut energy use and emissions, including from sectors covered by the ailing EU Emissions Trading Scheme. […]

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Climate change in Peru: indigenous impacts and solutions

The climate negotiations currently taking place Lima will have an impact on the future of many Peruvian citizens. Indigenous communities and those living in voluntary isolation are already facing the burden of increasing climate variability. Climate change is affecting the most basic and critical stuff of life for indigenous people: food, water, health; women are […]

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Green Climate Fund: the glass is half full

With $7.5 billion now committed to the GCF, the Fund is halfway to the goal of $15 billion for its initial resource mobilisation. A final push this week can top it up. It’s been a remarkable few weeks for global climate diplomacy – if not quite yet for the global climate. Last Wednesday, much of […]

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