South America News

Zhejiang, China
China’s coastal cities face the greatest risk from flooding over the next three decades, along with key Asian municipalities Mumbai, Dhaka, Bangkok and Quezon City.
Changeable hawk-eagle
As world leaders meet in Geneva to negotiate a framework to prevent nature loss, two key obstacles stand in the way of an agreement. One is who will pay for it.
An offshore wind farm in Taiwan
The region will need to spend the equivalent of half of the GDP of Japan every year on low-carbon infrastructure, to avoid the unthinkable consequences of climate change, according to McKinsey.
Borneo Rainforest Lodge area in Sabah, Malaysia.
Although the current conditions emerge toward the end of the fire season in the Amazon and Indonesia, experts say these biomes will benefit from wet conditions conducive to forest and peatland growth and recovery.
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South America Opinion

Deforestation of peatland
Financial institutions often invest in nature-dependent sectors, with profitability increasing through environmental crimes. While the investments may be technically legal, if returns are derived from criminal activity, they amount to laundered money.
A Bohemian waxwing eating mountain ash berries. Lisa Hupp, USFWS/Flickr
Mammal extinctions make it harder for flora to survive too, researchers have found.
Climate change-induced drought in Mongolia
One-size-fits-all policies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions will not work. Unless developed countries recognise the challenges confronting developing and emerging economies and take appropriate steps to help them achieve net-zero emissions, we will all be worse off.
amazon deforestation 2018
Amazon deforestation in Brazil reached a 12-year high in 2020, and over 95 per cent of it is illegal. Governments and markets must radically revalue the rainforest’s natural services and stimulate a green economy to avoid a nightmare scenario.
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South America Videos

drinking water boy india
Particularly for women, access to clean water creates education and economic opportunities.
jakeline romero
A Global Witness report has found that more than 200 people were killed for engaging in peaceful protest against corporate mining, logging, agribusiness and poaching activities last year. The trend is growing.
michelle campos
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.
medellin circumvent garden
The second-largest city in Colombia has been recognised for its transformation from a city struggling with uncontrolled urban expansion and violence to one that is now held up as a model for sustainable urban innovation.
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South America Podcasts

Can electronic dance music drive climate action?
When sweaty revellers are cutting shapes on the dance floor, can they be inspired to think about climate change? Dilo and Robin Perkins from DJs For Climate Action tell the Eco-Business Podcast how dance music can drive climate action.
Palm oil farmers working with Natural Habitats
Some environmentalists would argue that there's no such thing as sustainably grown palm oil, because of the crops links to deforestation and human rights abuses. Eco-Business spoke to Monique van Wijnbergen about how palm can be done right.
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