IDB Support for Colombia’s Climate Change Work / BID apoya esfuerzos de Colombia sobre el cambio climáticoThursday, October 1st, 2009
From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
IDB supports Colombia’s climate change agenda
Reforms linked to new loan will help reduce vulnerability to climate change and take advantage of emerging carbon markets
Colombia will implement an ambitious climate change program that includes reducing vulnerability and strengthening climate-related institutions, as part of a financial package approved yesterday by the Inter-American [...]
Minas Gerais is seeking to take the lead among Brazilian states in environmental protection, and they want everyone to know it! [Look out, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo!] At year-end the state environment secretary José Carlos Carvalho released a report card on mineiro environment policy achievements and plans for 2009. He [...]
World Tourism Day Event in Lima Tackles Climate Change / Evento del Día Mundial del Turismo afronta el reto del cambio climáticoSaturday, 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 [...]
From the World Bank:
CLIMATE CHANGE: LEGISLATORS FROM THE AMERICAS TO MEET IN MEXICO
Organized by the Mexican Congress and GLOBE, with the support of the WB and COM+
Mexico will host the first Forum of the Americas of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) about climate change, to be held on November 21 and [...]
It’s been awhile since I did a post pointing to worthy posts on other blogs. Not that there hasn’t been plenty of good material to point to, and I certainly have wanted to do a slew of such posts. In fact, I’ve been considering adding a regular (weekly?) link post such as Leila [...]
Recently Seattle-based Global Market Insite (GMI) kindly shared with me the results for Brazil of this year’s edition of their World Environment Review poll. The 2007 edition polled 14 countries (Brazil was the only Latin American nation) using GMI’s online data collection platform and global consumer panels. GMI says that the survey has [...]
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 [...]
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” [...]
…when it becomes the theme of samba school parades during Carnaval!
All joking aside, two of São Paulo’s well-known samba schools picked environmental themes for this year’s Carnaval march. Rosas de Ouro (“Golden Roses”) picked “The Planet is Blue” (A Terra é Azul) to popularize the global warming issue.
Their honorary grand marshal was Marcos [...]
I’m seeing press briefs bouncing around the internet over the past 24 hours reporting that a recent ACNeilsen survey of 25,408 people in 46 nations* found that the US public is the least aware and least concerned about global climate change, whereas the public in the four Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) nations surveyed [...]« Previous Entries