Tag: Latin America

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Why Suriname’s Carbon Finance Program Could Change The World

Ken Silverstein Mr. October is on deck. Marciano Dasai, Suriname’s minister of spatial planning and environment, spoke at Climate Week in New York and is pitching 4.8 million carbon offsets to the real heavy hitters — the rich nations responsible for most of the globe’s CO2 emissions. It’s the World Series of carbon finance — a potential…
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Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean

Spotlight on Climate Change Environment at a Glance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Spotlight on climate change presents the progress made by countries in the region in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and protecting natural habitats. It describes the level of exposure to climate-related hazards and some of the main policy instruments used…
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Total CEO for Suriname visit, oil development discussions high on agenda

All details will be revealed to Suriname’s President on Block 58’s development prospects, said TotalEnergies’ Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné.  Speaking at the Barclays CEO-Energy Power Conference being held in New York, Pouyanné said that the oil field is big enough “to launch a sizeable deepwater development” but held other details close.  He is due for…
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Why the Inter-American Development Bank-World Bank deal matters, and what’s next

By Jason Marczak and Pepe Zhang Insanity, the saying goes, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. With Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) currently projected to grow at just 1.9 percent this year and 2.2 percent next year, the lowest of any developing regions except war-battered Emerging and…
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Amazon leaders fail to commit to end deforestation by 2030

Lula, the president of Brazil, speaks to his minister of Indigenous peoples, Sonia Guajajara, at the Amazon summit. Photograph: Ricardo Stuckert/Brazilian presidency/AFP/Getty Eight South American presidents including Brazil’s Lula say rich countries need to pledge more resources to help protect rainforest Tom Phillips in Belém, Patrick Greenfield and agencies Amazon leaders have called on rich…
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Amazon deal lacks concrete measures, say climate activists

AFP – Demonstrators, including indigenous people from Amazon countries, marched in Belém on Tuesday as the summit kicked off By Katy Watson in Belém, Brazil & Christy Cooney in London BBC News The eight countries that share the Amazon basin have fallen short of an agreed goal to end deforestation. Delegates from the countries are…
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