Forty governments, leading global institutions and local and international NGOs, including the United Kingdom and Irish governments, UN Development Programme, Climate Investment Funds, Zurich Investment Group, BRAC and Slum Dwellers International, have committed a new set of principles to ensure climate adaptation is led by local people.
Governance & Access
Un nuevo informe del World Resources Institute y la Red Amazónica de Información Socioambiental Georreferenciada (RAISG) revela que las operaciones mineras en la cuenca del Amazonas cubren ahora más del 20 % de los territorios indígenas, amenazando así a cientos de comunidades aborígenes y poniendo en peligro a ecosistemas críticos en una superficie de 450.000 kilómetros cuadrados.
A new report from World Resources Institute and the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG) reveals that mining operations in the Amazon basin now cover more than 20% of Indigenous lands, threatening hundreds of Indigenous communities and endangering critical ecosystems across 450,000 square kilometers.
An embargoed press call on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PET / 15:00 CEST will preview the findings in a new report from World Resources Institute that assesses how mining threatens the lands and livelihoods of Indigenous communities in the Amazon.
As the price of gold and other minerals soars, expanded mining in Amazonian countries has damaging impacts on the forest and its people, including the 1.5 million Indigenous People who depend on the Amazon for their livelihoods and well-being.
When Cape Town and Chennai nearly ran out of water, these two cities managed to avert Day Zero, while revealing broad social inequity in both places. World Cities Day is a good moment to consider the lessons to be learned about equitable responses to water crises.
Ground-level ozone pollution, which can cause deadly respiratory problems and contributes to global temperature rise, is a complicated problem that poses complex governance challenges. These three strategies can help.
Mass public mobilization on display during September UN summits on climate action and sustainable development showed the intertwined nature of the climate crisis with crises in justice and democracy. Advocates around the world are telling government leaders that they want urgent, just, inclusive climate action.
At the 74th United Nations General Assembly, five countries — Bolivia, Jamaica, Uruguay, Saint Kitts and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — ratified the Escazú Agreement, an historic treaty that guarantees environmental rights in the region, provides special protections for environmental human rights defenders and ensures people can play a part in the decision-making necessary to address climate change.
Costa Rican coffee farmers are shifting to citrus trees as climate change and declining coffee prices challenge their profitability. Some prime coffee-growing areas will become unsuitable within a few decades.