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.
Chile released its updated climate pledge on April 9, charting a path to greenhouse gas neutrality at a time when urgent action is needed. By setting an early peak emissions target and proposing a date for greenhouse neutrality, Chile’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) represents a major upgrade from the nation’s previous commitments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of our lives in unprecedented ways around the world. We talked to many of our colleagues in the climate community about the actions their governments are taking, the parallels between their government’s handling of COVID-19 and the climate crisis and the effect the pandemic has had on their personal lives.
This year’s annual United Nations climate conference (COP26) was officially postponed until 2021, a decision made on April 1 by the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC, in consultation with the United Kingdom and Italy, due to concerns over the coronavirus. The conference was originally scheduled to take place from November 9 to 19 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Bolsonaro’s alarming response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways parallels the ultra-right leader’s handling of the climate crisis. By refusing to listen to experts in the scientific community and take aggressive action to mitigate the impact, as well as his prioritizing short-term economic growth over everything else, he has proven himself unfit to lead.
La Ruta del Clima is pleased to announce it will be co-hosting a workshop on climate ethics with the collaboration of Earth Charter International and the support of the Sfaira Foundation later this month.
In recent weeks, Nicaragua and Panama have agreed to ratify the Escazú Agreement, creating renewed hope that the treaty could go into effect this year and putting pressure on countries that have yet to ratify the agreement.
Australia has been devastated over the last several weeks by unprecedented bushfires that have burned over 4.9 million hectares of land, an area larger than Denmark. The fires have led to the deaths of at least 25 people and likely over a billion animals, with fears that entire […]
Discontent over the direction of this year’s UN Climate Conference (COP25) in Madrid came to a head on December 11 when hundreds of protesters interrupted the negotiations. The protesters, frustrated with the slow pace of the negotiations, demanded rich, industrialized nations provide finance for communities vulnerable to the worst effects of climate change, as key decisions around loss and damage and global carbon markets are expected in the coming days.