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Mexico Issues Historic Sustainable Development Goals Bond Valued at $890 Million

Written by: Kimberly White Mexico has taken a big step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), standing at the forefront of sustainable finance innovation.  The country became the first in the world to issue...

These South American Cities Join Global Pledge to Tackle Air Pollution

Written by: Kimberly White Two new cities have joined a global pledge for clean air. The Mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, and the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Marcelo Crivella, have signed the Clean Air Cities Declaration. 

Belize Bans Gill Nets, Expands Marine Reserve

Written by: Elizabeth Alberts Belize, a tiny Central American nation nestled beside the Caribbean Sea, is making giant strides in its ocean conservation efforts. In the short space of a month, the government made two big decisions to help...

Mexico City Wins One Planet City Challenge, Recognized for Ambitious Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White  Mexico City has been recognized for its work to combat the climate crisis. WWF has announced that Mexico City is the Global Winner of its 2020 One Planet City Challenge (OPCC). Created...

These Andean Communities are Helping Restore the World’s Highest Forests

Written by: Harry Kretchmer On the misty slopes of the High Andes, villagers are at work planting trees. Some have bundles of seedlings tied to their backs, others have babies. They have been doing this for...

Farmers in Honduras and Costa Rica Learn Alternative to Slashing and Burning Rainforests

Written by: Stephanie Manuzak Rainforests are an important defense against climate change because they absorb carbon. But many are being destroyed on a massive scale. In the tropics, farmers often slash and burn forests to clear...

New Institutional Arrangements in Climate Mitigation Programs Show Promise in Peruvian Amazon

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Indigenous federations and the Peruvian government are confronting obstacles caused by conflicts over land-tenure rights to implement effective climate mitigation programs, raising hopes that their innovative collaborative approach could...

Peruvian Government Proposes New Marine Reserve Harboring 1,100 Species

Written by: Maria Salazar Under the sea, jutting into the Pacific from the southern Peruvian department of Ica, rises a mountain range called Dorsal de Nasca. The 93 submarine mountains harbor more than 1,100 species, many of them...

Amazon fires are causing glaciers in the Andes to melt even faster

Written by: Matthew Harris If you have turned on a TV or read the news during the past few months, you have probably heard of the widespread fires that wrought havoc on the Amazon...

Tracking Bolivian Forest Fires: New App Launched May Aid Firefighter Response Time

Written by: John C. Cannon A new app aimed at tracking forest fires in Bolivia could shake up the way authorities and firefighters battle fires, allowing them to pinpoint their locations more accurately and safely. Called...

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