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  • Protecting Andean High Plateaus from Mining

    Friday, March 13th, 2009

    Should mining be banned from, or severely restricted in, the Andean high plateaus?
    Most national environment agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), scientists and academic experts in the Andean Community (CAN) nations (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru) seem to think so.  They argue that without strong restrictions and supervision, mining in the highlands may seriously harm the role the plateaus play in […]

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    Funding Climate Change Adaptation in Ecuador and Peru

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    From the Global Environment Facility (GEF):
    Adapting to Climate Change: New GEF Projects Show New Ways to Beat the Heat
    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council today approved a grant of $9.9 million to finance two climate adaptation projects designed to help communities in Ecuador and Peru combat problems associated with glacial retreat in the tropical Andes […]

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