President-elect Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the U.S. elections will usher in a new era of climate diplomacy. When he assumes office, Biden has pledged that the U.S. will re-enter the Paris Agreement, issue a slew of bold executive actions on climate and host a summit […]
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to redefine the role of the United States as a global climate leader if elected on November 3. Standing in stark contrast to President Donald Trump, Biden has committed to rejoining the Paris Agreement and working with other nations to reduce […]
We commemorate #WorldFoodDay proposing four fundamentals to articulate #ClimateAction around the #FoodSystem in the context of #CostaRica.
Authors: Toussaint, Patrick Martínez, Adrián Abstract: Climate change has been labelled the human rights challenge of the twenty-first century. Loss and damage resulting from climate change, in particular, poses a severe threat to the human rights of affected communities. However, the international response to climate change under the […]
In a promising win for environmental justice and human rights, Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies voted to ratify the Escazú Agreement on September 25. Argentina became the tenth country to ratify the region’s first environmental treaty, one shy of the 11 needed for it to come into force. This […]
Reducing beef consumption for climatic reasons has its nuances for the Costa Rican case, because cattle in Costa Rica is carbon positive and the extent of pasture land is expected to continue to decrease.
The 100% Renewable Energy Project is an initiative of the World Future Council and La Ruta del Clima to support Costa Rica in achieving its decarbonization objectives. The project developed a technical study led by the Institute for Sustainable Futures of the Technological University of Sydney, which looks to provide contributions to the efforts of Costa Rica to achieve 100% renewable energy and decarbonize its economy.
The World Future Council and La Ruta del Clima co-organized the webinar Green Deal: The role of Renewable Energy in Costa Rica. A conversation on the opportunities to increase ambition on the use of renewable energy and the benefits it can bring to Costa Rica.
El Salvador has been under the spotlight in recent months, with President Nayib Bukele sparking international outcry over his aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous attempts to subvert democracy. Bukele has shown a disdain for human rights, jailing thousands for violating quarantine orders and implementing a […]
New Zealand submitted its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement this April, joining a handful of nations that have done so. The nation maintains the same commitment to the 2030 climate targets set forth in its original NDC, but holds off on more ambitious targets until it receives advice from its newly established Climate Change Commission.