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.
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.