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  • World Tourism Day Event in Lima Tackles Climate Change / Evento del Día Mundial del Turismo afronta el reto del cambio climático

    Saturday, October 4th, 2008

    From the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO):
    Tourism will Grow Smartly – World Tourism Day 2008 Think Tank
    Tourism growth must be pursued with increasing emphasis on ethics, local community involvement as well as reducing carbon emissions systematically. This is the main conclusion of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) Think Tank held on the theme ”Tourism Responding […]

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    Update: Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock in LAC

    Saturday, August 9th, 2008

    When in June I recommended a good article about the contribution of farm animal production to global climate change, I noted the significance for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): the importance of farm animal production throughout the region, in terms of employment, land use and contribution to gross domestic product (GDP).
    One month later, Latin […]

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    O futuro é hoje!

    Thursday, September 27th, 2007

    It is a pleasure to welcome a second guest post by Brazilian Federal Deputy Arnaldo Jardim — for a full introduction please see his "Cidadania Ambiental."  As I mentioned in that post, for those of you who cannot read Portuguese, you can always use the handy translation button in the righthand column of this blog.
    É […]

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    Probable Impact of Climate Change on Brazil

    Monday, May 21st, 2007

    The reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stolen the headlines and thunder in the global and regional press, but in Brazil it was the release of eight country-focussed studies coordinated by that country’s National Institute for Space Studies (INPE) that caught the public’s attention. Taken together, the eight studies […]

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    Argentina and Brazil Propose HCFC Phaseout

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Argentina and Brazil have submitted a joint proposal to the secretariat of the Montreal Protocol (on substances that deplete the ozone layer – ODS) calling for negotiations on phasing out use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). HCFCs became the substitute of choice for many of the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) controlled under the Protocol in […]

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    Another Poll Suggests LAC Takes Climate Change Seriously

    Thursday, March 15th, 2007

    The recent ACNielsen poll suggested that Latin American nations may take the global climate change issue more seriously than most.  A new poll just published on the WorldPublicOpinion.org website appears to confirm it.
    The 17-nation* poll was organized by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (formerly the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations).  The countries picked represent […]

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    LAC Attitudes About Climate Change, Revisited

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    In a recent entry I noted the surprising findings in an ACNielsen global consumer attitude survey regarding “global warming” — that Latin Americans were among the most aware and most concerned about global climate change.
    At that point all I had to go on were press reports. Ever wary about the media “getting it right” […]

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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I

    Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

    Okay, I know what you’re thinking: the Stern Review — the analysis of the economic costs/benefits of coming to grips with global climate change that was commissioned by the UK Government and coordinated by the head of the Government Economic Service (and ex-Chief Economist at the World Bank) Sir Nicholas Stern — has been out […]

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