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Beyond Pledges: Solidifying Climate Action in Latin America

Expert BlogBrazil, Mexico, Colombia, InternationalMarilyn Martinez

Climate change and associated extreme events are amplifying factors in migration and displacement while exacerbating social, economic, and environmental burdens. Latin America is among the regions with the greatest documented need for the strengthening of early warning systems.

US Climate Finance Plan Restricts Fossil Fuel Finance

Expert BlogUnited States, BrazilJake Schmidt, Han Chen
This is a clear signal the United States will move away from financing coal, oil and gas projects overseas. Now is the time to make sure the details deliver on that necessary drive to urgently shift public financing from dirty…

Latin America at the Leaders Summit on Climate

Expert BlogArgentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, MexicoCarolina Herrera, Jessica Carey-Webb, Marilyn Martinez, Amanda Maxwell
The five Latin American countries that participated in the Leaders Summit on Climate – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico – displayed a broad range of ambition. Once again, some countries demonstrated their willingness to be climate action leaders while…

Brazil LNG Expansion Undermines Decarbonization

Expert BlogBrazil, United StatesHan Chen, Jessica Carey-Webb
Beyond jeopardizing the energy transition and crowding out renewable energy development in Brazil, the recent introduction of LNG in the Brazilian energy mix will create unnecessary technological lock-in. The U.S. should both discourage these developments and support the deployment of…

Evidence Mounts in P&G’s Role in Degrading Intact Forests

Expert BlogOntario, Quebec, CanadaAshley Jordan, Shelley Vinyard
A new NRDC analysis of Canadian logging companies supplying boreal pulp to the U.S. marketplace is showing just how toilet paper-thin Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) latest claims of sustainability are.

Latin America’s 2020 Climate Leaders and Laggards

Expert BlogInternational, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, BrazilAmanda Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Jessica Carey-Webb, Marilyn Martinez
2020 was a turbulent year in Latin America—and a mixed bag on climate action. It will be important for the incoming Biden-Harris administration to put climate change front and center in its engagement with the region.

Ten Environmental Stories to Mark a Decade in Latin America

Expert BlogInternational, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, BrazilAmanda Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Jessica Carey-Webb, Marilyn Martinez
The Latin America team at NRDC reflects on the incredible environmental milestones we've witnessed in our work, and beyond.

The Complicated Patchwork of Amazonia

Expert BlogBrazilJessica Carey-Webb
The Amazon is a complex and ever-evolving region that contains extremely important natural and cultural wealth that is worth conserving.

Brazil Formally Joins the Paris Agreement

Expert BlogBrazilJake Schmidt

Brazil has demonstrated climate action leadership, and countries, both larger and small, are certain to follow suit in the upcoming months.