Last month, I had the chance to speak with Felipe De León Denegri, the Article 6 negotiator for Costa Rica. De León has represented Costa Rica since the Paris Agreement negotiations.
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This year’s U.N. climate conference (COP26) presents an extraordinary set of challenges as nations are set to meet from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland. COP26 will take place following a dire warning from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s first contribution to its Sixth Assessment […]
UK quarantine rules, vaccination requirements, and the high price of hotels and Airbnb rentals have made the trek a difficult one for those looking to attend the conference with limited resources.
Although climate did not play much of a role in his campaign, Castillo recently pledged to uphold Peru’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 to 40 percent by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
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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 […]
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.
Since its first case was confirmed on March 6, Costa Rica has worked to aggressively contain the spread of COVID-19 with a public mindset that has also shaped the Central American nation’s approach to climate change.