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How Germany and Costa Rica are Putting Nature at the Heart of their Recoveries

Written by: Natasha Ferrari and Klara Nilsson Decisions made by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will determine the future health, wellbeing and resilience of people and planet. New policy recommendations offer governments around the world the...

How to Empower Women By Being Change Agents

Written by Glenda Monge Alvarado Talks about sustainability with a gender focus are rarely found. Although gender equality is one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it’s still somehow difficult to conceive how that focus should exist in female empowerment....

This Initiative is Paying Farmers and Ranchers to Combat Amazon Deforestation

Written by: Sibélia Zanon Establishing economic value for the service of preserving native vegetation and creating a new source of income for rural producers. These are the objectives of Conserv, a private initiative launched in October by the Brazil-based...

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...

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...

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. 

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...

Panama Bans Single-Use Plastic Bags

Written by: Kimberly White  Panama’s plastic bag ban has gone into effect. Panama became the first Central American country to ban single-use plastic bags in 2018.  As of July 20th, retailers, supermarkets, and pharmacies can no...

Meet Coté Castañeda, the Recycling Expert that Connects People and Companies Contributing to the Circular Economy

This profile is published in collaboration with Level Magazine Coté Castañeda is an industrial and civil engineer, and she is a dreamer and visionary of the circular economy, sustainability, and green businesses focused on recycling processes. Currently, she...

Lessons Learned From a Decade of REDD+ in Guyana

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Gloria Pallares Guyana, meaning “land of water,” is one of the smallest, most densely forested countries in South America. It is also an important part of the Amazon biome. In 2009,...

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Nature Doesn’t Recognise Borders but Countries Can Collaborate to Save Species. The Escazú Agreement...

Written by: Rebecca K. Runting, Leslie Roberson, and Sofía López-Cubillos Nature rarely recognises national...

UN Recognizes the Right to a Healthy Environment in Historic Vote

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Nations has recognized the right to a healthy environment for the first time. 

Angola Joins Global Call to Strengthen International Environmental Law to Tackle Wildlife Crime

Written by: Kimberly White The Government of Angola has joined a global call to strengthen international environmental law to...