The G20 Hamburg summit this Friday could help lay the foundation for a closer cooperation between Canada and Latin America on climate change following the U.S. decision to abandon the Paris Agreement on climate change.
The Trump administration’s decision to abandon the Paris Agreement was no surprise. The world, U.S. cities, and U.S. businesses are already moving on, with or without DC’s leadership.
Sixty one percent of the homes in Guatemala have been determined to be inadequate, at risk to the effects extreme weather such as mudslides and flooding, potentially displacing more than 9 million Guatemalans.
The Trump administration is making noises that it will re-focus U.S.-Central America Plan for Prosperity aid on security. But poverty and natural disasters are bigger contributors to migratory flows.
Rising temperatures, extreme weather and lack of infrastructure are threatening Guatemala’s food security. But the government has done little to recognize the trends and prepare for the fall out.
Climate change and efforts to address it threaten to reduce the value of important economic assets in the region. Can long-term planning help reduce risk to governments and investors?
The Americas has a lot at stake in the U.S. remaining in the Paris Agreement. Latin America and Caribbean countries and Canada should convince it to do so.
If President Trump abandons the global fight against climate change, it could leave Latin America more vulnerable to the effects of climate change and governments politically exposed.
False news has become the new claim to discredit anything that you don’t agree with. Here Rep. Lamar Smith smeared a correct interpretation of an honest, factual report that he misinterpreted as “fake news.”
The entry into force of the Paris Agreement this week provides an opportunity for Latin America to capitalize on its advantages in renewable energy. But only if policy and investment line up with the agreement’s ambitious goals.