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Regional centre promotes climate action in Latin America

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado

Friday, March 31 2017 saw the opening of a Regional Collaboration Centre in Panama City, to be operated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in partnership with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). The centre will strengthen support given to countries in Latin America to help them with the implementation of the Paris Climate ...

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Africa, Asia, Latin America face health risk from water pollution

water scarcity

Water pollution has risen across three continents, placing hundreds of millions of people at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases like cholera and typhoid, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned last week. The worrying rise in the pollution of surface waters in Asia, Africa and Latin America also threatens to damage vital sources of food and harm the continents’ economies, ...

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Ahead Habitat III, Toluca forum explores Latin American cities’ future


The last of the four scheduled Regional Meetings ahead of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, will hold 18-20 April 2016 in Toluca, Mexico. Habitat III is billed to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October this year. The three-day forum in Mexico represents that for the Latin America and the ...

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Latin American, Caribbean nations in $365m initiative to restore degraded land

Ruben Echevarria

Latin American and Caribbean countries and regional programmes, working with regional and global organisations, on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Lima, Peru launched “Initiative 20×20,” a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of degraded land into restoration by 2020. This is an area larger than Uruguay. As part of the initiative, five impact investors also announced plans to invest up to ...

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