Climate change poses an uneven burden on the economy and future development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, not enough attention is brought to this “life or death” matter.
Greta Thunberg—the 16-year-old girl who just one year ago started a global climate movement—has spoken loud and clear about demanding action against climate change’s devastating effects. It’s now time for the adults to act and hold our leaders accountable.
Brazil and the developing world are not the only culprits on climate change. The developed world too shares the blame for CO2 output. Unfortunately, the international system lacks the capacity to address these gaps. Is it time to reconsider activism and action that doesn’t depend on states?
Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest caused a social media frenzy last week, shining a spotlight on Brazil. Although fires in the Amazon aren’t new, under the Bolsonaro government they take on a new meaning.
Scaling up climate-related policies and investing in sustainable infrastructure could increase GDP by up to 2.8 percent on average across G20 countries by 2050. Aiming for net zero emissions is not only smart policy, but a growth opportunity for Latin American countries.