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Tais Gadea Lara is an independent environmental journalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She writes about sustainability (economic, environmental and social aspects), climate change, and the role of women in social change.
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WMO lead: ‘If climate crisis is dealt with in a patriarchal way, needs won’t be met’

04 Apr 2024  |  eco-business.com
Celeste Saulo has been elected as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), set to begin her role in January 2024. Saulo, who has a distinguished career in meteorology and atmospheric sciences, aims to implement the Early Warnings For All Initiative and strengthen meteorological information networks. She emphasizes the importance of considering cultural values and local differences when developing early warning systems. Saulo also sees an opportunity to enhance meteorological services as a means of adapting to climate change. She expresses concern over the insufficient progress in climate action, particularly due to economic interests of states and large companies. Saulo advocates for more women in leadership roles to bring diverse perspectives to the climate crisis and encourages young women to pursue their passions and build supportive networks.

Jaguar Day: actions to protect this endangered species

04 Apr 2024  |  somosohlala.com
On International Jaguar Day, the critical situation of the jaguar in Argentina is highlighted, with only 20 individuals remaining in the Gran Chaco region. The IUCN Red List classifies the species as 'near threatened,' with a rapidly declining population. The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has classified the jaguar as critically endangered, with a population reduction of 80% in the last 20 years. Greenpeace has taken legal action to halt deforestation in jaguar habitats, and the Supreme Court will consider the case. Education and enforcement against illegal hunting are essential, along with the National Jaguar Conservation Plan. A significant milestone is the birth of two jaguars, Arandu and Jasy, in the wild at Iberá National Park, the first in 70 years, as part of a reintroduction effort by the National Parks Administration and Fundación Rewilding Argentina.

4 applications with which you can contribute to scientific knowledge and take care of the environment

04 Apr 2024  |  somosohlala.com
The article discusses four applications that allow individuals to contribute to scientific knowledge and environmental conservation. The first is a global citizen science project for bird observation and recording. The second, a local version of iNaturalist, promotes biodiversity recording. The third, created by MuniDigital, focuses on urban tree mapping. The fourth involves sampling microplastics on Argentine beaches in partnership with The Big Microplastic Survey and Avène. These initiatives are important for scientific research, conservation efforts, and environmental health.

Incendios en Corrientes: una guía para entender cómo se recuperan los ecosistemas y las comunidades tras el fuego

04 Apr 2024  |  somosohlala.com
El artículo proporciona recomendaciones sobre cómo donar de manera efectiva en situaciones de desastres naturales. Se enfatiza la importancia de conocer las necesidades reales de la zona afectada antes de donar. Se sugiere que las donaciones de ropa deben ser embaladas en bolsas resistentes, con indicaciones claras del tipo y talle. Los alimentos donados deben ser no perecederos, estar en su envase original, no estar vencidos y no exceder los 10 kilos por paquete para facilitar su transporte. Además, se aconseja no mezclar elementos de higiene y limpieza con alimentos para evitar derrames y contaminación.

COP28: How do we adapt to a warmer world while trying to 'leave behind' fossil fuels?

23 Dec 2023  |  climatetrackerlatam.org
The article reviews the outcomes of COP28, focusing on the need for better adaptation policies to extreme climate events, overshadowed by the debate on fossil fuel phase-out. It highlights the adoption of the Global Goal on Adaptation framework, which aims to increase adaptation capacity, resilience, and vulnerability reduction to climate change. The article expresses concern over the procedural focus of the framework, the lack of substantial financial commitments for adaptation, and the potential impact on adaptation funding due to the new loss and damage fund. It concludes that without significant fossil fuel reduction, increased funding, and a robust framework for adaptation policies, no loss and damage fund will suffice. The article also anticipates future climate conferences and the need for continued advocacy for ambitious climate policy.

COP28: What do the final results mean for loss and damage?

14 Dec 2023  |  rionegro.com.ar
At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), countries approved the operationalization of a fund for loss and damage, a significant step for developing countries. However, the involvement of the World Bank as the fund's host raised concerns about its independence. The final text urges developed countries to voluntarily support developing nations, which lacks the force of obligation. Despite some developed countries pledging $792 million to the fund, critics argue that billions are needed, not millions. The conference also addressed the need for increased funding for climate action and adaptation, and for the first time, a COP decision mentioned fossil fuels, though without the ambition some had hoped for. The article also touches on a controversy involving Sultan Al Jaber, the COP28 president, who allegedly used COP28 meetings to promote oil and gas trade, benefiting the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.

Day 11 of COP28: The final text proposal tones down language on fossils

11 Dec 2023  |  climatica.coop
On the penultimate official day of COP28, the United Arab Emirates, holding the presidency, presented a first draft of the Global Balance, the summit's concluding text. The draft has faced criticism for its softened stance on fossil fuels, with no mention of 'phasing out' and only a call to 'reduce both consumption and production' in a fair and equitable manner. The text also omits references to oil and gas, and while it calls for a rapid reduction of unabated coal, it allows its use with emission reduction technology. This proposal is not final and is subject to further revision and approval by the nearly 200 countries present in Dubai.

Climate Financing: The Topic Everyone Discusses

06 Dec 2023  |  codexverde.cl
At the COP28 climate conference in Dubai, discussions on climate financing are prevalent, highlighting inequalities between countries, approaches, and gender. Developed countries have yet to fulfill their commitment to mobilize $100 billion annually by 2025 for climate action. Economist Mariana Mazzucato and UN Secretary-General Antònio Guterres emphasize the urgency of addressing the financing gap and achieving climate justice. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley advocates for a qualitative approach to financing, ensuring funds reach the needed areas promptly. Gender disparities are also significant, with women producing a substantial portion of the world's food supply but owning less than 10% of the land. Only 2.9% of climate-linked development financing targets gender equality. The article suggests that increasing women's participation in decision-making could improve negotiations and outcomes.

Day 6 of COP28: The Battle Over Fossil Fuels Has Begun

05 Dec 2023  |  climatica.coop
The first draft of the Global Stocktake, a key process for assessing progress under the Paris Agreement, has been released at COP28, featuring explicit references to the elimination of fossil fuels among its 96 different text options. Tais Gadea Lara reports from Dubai on the day's focus on energy, industry, just transition, and indigenous peoples. Controversy surrounds COP28 President Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber's fossil fuel statements and the subsequent defense by IPCC President Jim Skea, raising concerns about the IPCC's credibility. Spain's unexpected commitment to the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA) is also highlighted, marking a shift from its initial rejection two years ago at COP26.

Climate Financing: The Disputed Issue of the Next COP

29 Nov 2023  |  climatetrackerlatam.org
The upcoming 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai will focus on climate financing as a critical issue, with developed countries being asked to fulfill their promise of mobilizing $100 billion annually for climate action in developing countries, a goal set in 2009 and extended in 2015 but not yet met. The OECD reported $89.6 billion mobilized by 2021, and while French President Emmanuel Macron is optimistic about reaching the goal, there is no guarantee for future years. The COP28 will also discuss the establishment of a new quantitative financing goal post-2025, with the current $100 billion seen as insufficient compared to the real annual cost estimated at $3.5 trillion. Latin America and Africa face the challenge of not competing over vulnerability to receive funds and must work together to establish conditions for timely support. The COP28 will also review the first Global Stocktake, a detailed inventory of countries' actions on mitigation, adaptation, and implementation means, including financing.

Climate Change is an Economic Issue for Latin America

27 Nov 2023  |  saludconlupa.com
Climate change is a significant economic concern for Latin America, as the region faces severe droughts, floods, and other climate-related disasters that impact agriculture and infrastructure. The upcoming COP28 conference in Dubai will focus on mobilizing financial resources from developed to developing countries, a critical issue for Latin America. Despite a commitment made in 2009 by developed countries to provide $100 billion annually to assist developing countries with climate policies, this goal has not been met. The COP28 will address the fulfillment of this commitment and discuss a new post-2025 financing goal. The conference will also tackle the need for increased funding for adaptation to climate impacts and the establishment of a fund for loss and damage. The role of the World Bank and the independence of the fund will be contentious topics. The article highlights the importance of transparent and equitable financial practices to combat climate change effectively.

Planet #4: Financing: the key to advancing or blocking climate action

26 Nov 2023  |  climatetrackerlatam.org
The article discusses the implications of climate change denial in political leadership, focusing on the recent election of Javier Milei as president of Argentina and comparing it to the election of Donald Trump in the United States. It highlights the potential negative consequences of Milei's proposed policies on the environment and climate action, including his intention to eliminate the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. The text also addresses the broader issue of climate finance, emphasizing the importance of financial support for developing countries to adapt to and mitigate climate change. The upcoming COP28 conference in Dubai is mentioned as a critical venue for discussing the Global Goal on Adaptation and the need for increased funding. The article concludes with a call for involvement and advocacy for necessary changes in climate policy.

Argentina Elections: What is the Environmental Agenda of the Candidates?

20 Oct 2023  |  eldiarioar.com
Argentina's presidential elections are set against a backdrop of economic crisis and environmental challenges, including a severe drought impacting agriculture. The article examines the environmental positions of the three main presidential candidates—Sergio Massa, Patricia Bullrich, and Javier Milei—based on their party platforms, campaign proposals, and debates. Massa and Bullrich acknowledge climate change and propose actions, while Milei's climate change denial alarms environmentalists. All candidates support the fossil fuel sector, particularly the Vaca Muerta oil and gas field, with varying degrees of commitment to renewable energy. The extraction of lithium for electric mobility is also a contentious issue, with environmental and indigenous community concerns. Agricultural proposals are less detailed, but Massa pledges to address deforestation. International commitments like the Paris Agreement are upheld by Massa and Bullrich, while Milei rejects the Agenda 2030. The elections, with potential implications for Argentina's environmental policies, are scheduled for October 22, with a possible second round on November 19.

Argentina's election: What's at stake for the economy, climate and environment

20 Oct 2023  |  dialogochino.net
Argentina faces a pivotal election amidst a backdrop of economic turmoil, with inflation at 138%, 40% poverty, heavy foreign debt, and a severe drought impacting agriculture. The far-right libertarian Javier Milei, leading in the primaries, proposes radical changes like abolishing the central bank and adopting the US dollar. His denial of human-driven climate change and controversial stances on social issues have raised concerns. The Juntos por el Cambio coalition, with candidate Patricia Bullrich, focuses on security and inflation, while the ruling Unión por la Patria, represented by Sergio Massa, aims to address the economic crisis. All candidates support the Vaca Muerta energy project, despite environmental concerns. The article also discusses the candidates' positions on lithium mining, agriculture, deforestation, and international environmental agreements ahead of the elections scheduled for 22 October, with a potential run-off on 19 November.

WMO lead: ‘If climate crisis is dealt with in a patriarchal way, needs won’t be met’

19 Jul 2023  |  thethirdpole.net
Celeste Saulo has been elected as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), set to begin her role in January 2024. Saulo, who has a distinguished career in meteorology and atmospheric sciences, aims to implement the Early Warnings For All Initiative and strengthen meteorological information networks. She emphasizes the importance of cultural values and local contexts in developing early warning systems. Saulo also discusses the challenges women face in leadership roles, particularly in meteorological organizations, and the need for more inclusive approaches to climate crisis management. She advocates for stronger coordination among UN agencies and involvement of various actors, including companies and NGOs, to drive climate action. Saulo's election is seen as a significant step for gender equality in the field of meteorology and climate science.

Gobiernos, especialistas y sociedad civil de la región reclamaron un incremento en los fondos climáticos y repensar la estructura de los organismos multilaterales

02 Jul 2023  |  claves21.com.ar
La Cumbre para un Nuevo Pacto Financiero Mundial en París, liderada por Francia, se centró en la necesidad de reformar el sistema financiero para ayudar a los países más vulnerables frente al cambio climático. Mia Mottley, primera ministra de Barbados, destacó la importancia de discutir reformas financieras y la movilización de fondos para políticas climáticas. La cumbre abordó la promesa incumplida de los países desarrollados de movilizar $100 mil millones anuales para financiamiento climático a países en desarrollo. Se discutieron temas como el canje de deuda por acción climática, liderado por el presidente de Colombia, Gustavo Petro, y la iniciativa del Banco Mundial sobre Cláusulas de Deuda Resilientes al Clima. El presidente brasileño Lula da Silva criticó el funcionamiento del Banco Mundial y del FMI. El presidente francés Emmanuel Macron enfatizó la necesidad de aumentar la financiación privada para el cambio climático. La cumbre estableció un precedente para la próxima COP28 en Dubai.

Celeste Saulo: 'If the climate crisis is addressed from a patriarchal perspective, not all needs will be met'

01 Jul 2023  |  eldiarioar.com
Celeste Saulo has been elected as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations agency specializing in meteorology and hydrology. An Argentine-born meteorologist, Saulo has conducted significant research on the South American monsoon system and weather-related issues in energy production, agriculture, and early warning systems. She emphasizes the importance of addressing the climate crisis with a broader perspective that includes gender considerations and the needs of diverse groups. Saulo plans to implement the WMO's agenda, strengthen meteorological services, and improve early warning systems globally by 2027. She also sees the need for better coordination with other UN agencies and the inclusion of more women in leadership roles to address the climate crisis comprehensively.

Paris Summit on Climate Finance: A Lifeline for Latin America?

30 Jun 2023  |  dialogochino.net
The Paris Summit on Climate Finance concluded on June 23, seeking to address the financial system's inadequacies in responding to simultaneous crises of poverty, financial debt, and climate change. The summit, organized by the French government, involved closed-door bilateral meetings and public roundtables. Despite ambitious statements, such as those by French President Emmanuel Macron, the lack of firm commitments left many observers disappointed. The summit advanced towards the goal of reallocating $100 billion of unused IMF special drawing rights to aid vulnerable countries. Key topics included debt swaps, World Bank reforms, and private sector financing. The outcomes, while not legally binding, will be reviewed biannually, with a follow-up summit in two years. The discussions highlighted the urgency of action to address the needs of the most affected countries, including those in Latin America and the Caribbean.

If the climate crisis is addressed from a patriarchal perspective, not all needs will be met

29 Jun 2023  |  dialogochino.net
Celeste Saulo, the first woman elected as Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization, discusses climate action and leadership. She emphasizes the importance of addressing the climate crisis with a broad perspective that includes gender considerations, ensuring all needs are met. Saulo outlines her priorities for the WMO, including implementing early warning systems and strengthening meteorological services for climate adaptation. She highlights the uneven development of meteorological services and the need for better coordination with other UN agencies and stakeholders. Saulo also stresses the unique strengths of Latin America in responding to climate impacts and the value of having more women in leadership roles to bring diverse perspectives to crisis management.

‘If patriarchy deals with the climate crisis, not all needs will be met’

29 Jun 2023  |  dialogochino.net
Celeste Saulo has been elected as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), set to begin her role in January 2024. Saulo, who has previously served as the director of Argentina’s National Meteorological Service and held vice-presidential positions within the WMO, is recognized for her research in meteorology and atmospheric sciences. She aims to implement the WMO's agenda, including the Early Warnings For All Initiative, and to strengthen meteorological services as a key tool for climate change adaptation. Saulo emphasizes the need for more women in leadership roles to bring diverse perspectives to the climate crisis and encourages young women to pursue their passions and build supportive networks.

Climate action needs money, but money is directed to fossil fuels

07 Mar 2023  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the need for financial investment in climate action and criticizes the current financial system for directing funds towards fossil fuels. It highlights a global youth mobilization led by Friday's For Future demanding an end to fossil fuel financing. The piece also covers the controversy surrounding World Bank President David Malpass, who was criticized for his climate change denial and subsequently announced his early departure from the role. The article calls for a transformation of the international financial architecture to support renewable energy and climate adaptation, emphasizing the urgency of these changes.

Heatwaves: The most evident example of the climate crisis and the urgency to act

17 Feb 2023  |  redaccion.com.ar
Argentina has experienced its eighth heatwave of the summer season, with Buenos Aires recording its highest temperature since 1961. The frequency and intensity of heatwaves have increased due to anthropogenic climate change, as reported by the World Weather Attribution and the IPCC. The World Health Organization highlights the health dangers of heatwaves, which have become more dangerous and frequent, affecting more people and exacerbating existing inequalities. The article emphasizes the need for ambitious emission reductions and improved adaptation policies to address the intensified heatwaves, including infrastructure for ventilation, access to safe water, and health system reinforcement. It also discusses the challenges in urban areas, where heat islands amplify the impact of heatwaves, suggesting that planting more trees can reduce heat-related premature deaths.

Do you have books on climate change?

07 Feb 2023  |  redaccion.com.ar
The author shares personal experiences of searching for climate change literature in bookstores around the world, particularly in Buenos Aires and London. The text reflects on the growth of climate change literature, the importance of accessibility in different languages, and the economic and environmental costs of book production. The author also discusses the impact of books on raising awareness and promoting action on environmental issues. The article mentions several authors and books that have contributed to the climate change discourse, and highlights the emergence of a specific 'Climate Change' category in bookstores.

COP15: Why the biodiversity conference deserves our attention

06 Dec 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) is set to begin on December 7, 2022, in Montreal, Canada, after a two-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference aims to define a new global framework for biodiversity action for the current decade. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), a legally binding international treaty, will guide the discussions. The conference will address the failure to meet the 2011-2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets and will attempt to establish a credible, actionable plan for the future. Key issues include the digital sequence information (DSI) debate, the 30x30 campaign for protected areas, and the inclusion of indigenous rights. The COP15 is as crucial for biodiversity as the COP21 Paris Agreement was for climate action.

COP27: What the conference left (or not) beyond loss and damage

30 Nov 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
The COP27 conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, concluded with a historic consensus on establishing new financial arrangements for loss and damage, which was a significant victory for vulnerable nations. However, the conference left a bitter taste due to the lack of increased ambition in mitigation and failure to move away from fossil fuel-based models. Key issues such as the unmet promise of mobilizing $100 billion per year, the future of climate finance post-2025, and the need to transform the international financial architecture were discussed. The article also touches on the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture and the role of the private sector and civil society in climate action. The next COP will be held in Dubai, with a focus on moving from negotiation to implementation.

What is lost in climate action when a wetland is destroyed?

26 Aug 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
Wetlands are crucial ecosystems for climate action, providing carbon sequestration, flood mitigation, and biodiversity habitats. Despite their importance, over 80% of historical wetlands have been lost, with more than a third disappearing since 1970 due to land use changes, agriculture, urbanization, water dynamics alterations, and climate change. The IPCC highlights the role of wetlands in adapting to water-related impacts, but warns that their natural adaptive capacity is nearing limits. Protecting, conserving, and restoring wetlands are essential steps for mitigating emissions and adapting to climate impacts, emphasizing the need to break the vicious cycle of wetland destruction and climate change exacerbation.

International Climate Outlook Three Months Before COP27

12 Aug 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the international climate landscape three months before COP27, highlighting the suspension of climate talks between China and the US, the energy crisis due to the war in Ukraine, and government changes in Latin American countries. It mentions the potential impact of the FIFA World Cup on the COP27 timeline and expresses concern over the level of attention that will be given to climate negotiations during the event. The article also covers the energy saving measures implemented in Spain in response to the war in Ukraine and the potential implications of the upcoming presidential elections in Brazil and the new government in Colombia on climate negotiations. The author invites readers to share content interests for the upcoming months leading to COP27.

Patricia Espinosa: 'The pace of climate negotiations must accelerate to match the sense of urgency'

08 Jul 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
Patricia Espinosa, the outgoing Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, reflects on her tenure and the challenges ahead for climate diplomacy. She emphasizes the need for accelerated climate action to match the urgency of the crisis and discusses the progress made since the Paris Agreement, including the completion of negotiations for its implementation rules. Espinosa also addresses the disparities between developed and developing countries in climate negotiations and the importance of trust and financial support. She highlights the potential of Latin America to advance sustainable development and the role of indigenous knowledge in environmental restoration.

Climate Negotiations: Where We Come From, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go

24 Jun 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article provides an analysis of the recent climate negotiation meetings leading up to COP27, with a focus on Latin American interests. It discusses the technical progress made in Bonn, Germany, and the challenges that remain, such as the unfulfilled promise of developed countries to mobilize $100 billion annually for developing nations from 2020 to 2025. The article also touches on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the EU's energy crisis and the search for fossil fuel alternatives. It highlights the North-South divide, with developed nations blocking financial aid for vulnerable countries. The article concludes with reflections on the need for a socio-ecological transition and the importance of including local communities in the process.

Why mental health should concern us in the context of climate change? II

17 Jun 2022  |  redaccion.com.ar
The text discusses the link between climate change and mental health, based on a World Health Organization policy summary calling for action. It highlights the global interest in this connection, as evidenced by the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The WHO document provides insights into how climate change negatively affects social, environmental, and economic determinants of well-being, leading to mental health issues such as eco-anxiety and stress from extreme weather events. The article emphasizes the need for integrated action in climate and mental health policies, global commitments like the Paris Agreement, community-based approaches, and increased funding for mental health support. Additionally, the text mentions the murders of journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Brazilian Amazon, underscoring the dangers faced by environmental defenders in Latin America.

Environment: After a Turbulent 2019, the Challenges for 2020 Arrive

05 Jan 2021  |  lanacion.com.ar
2019 was marked by the increasingly frequent and intense effects of climate change, with extreme heatwaves in Europe and a record-breaking July as the hottest month ever. The year also saw a heightened planetary consciousness, with movements like Greta Thunberg's driving global youth protests for more ambitious climate action. The Earth Overshoot Day on July 29 indicated humanity's overconsumption of natural resources. As countries meet in Madrid to advance the Paris Agreement, 2020 is anticipated to be a pivotal year for countries to demonstrate their commitment to climate action, with individuals also urged to adopt responsible consumption and demand necessary changes from public and private sectors.

The Blossoming of Climate Action?

05 Jan 2021  |  lanacion.com.ar
The year 2020 is a pivotal moment for climate action as countries are expected to present more ambitious national contributions to combat climate change. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a special summit to ensure countries are on track with their commitments. The Climate Action Summit is set for September 23 in New York, focusing on themes like financing, energy transition, and local action. Youth voices, led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, will also be prominent, demanding urgent and ambitious action from leaders. The article emphasizes the need for concrete plans over rhetoric to address the pressing issue of climate change.

Why do insects need us?

05 Jan 2021  |  lanacion.com.ar
Insects, comprising 70% of all animal species, are facing alarming extinction rates, eight times faster than mammals, birds, and reptiles, with over 40% of insect species potentially vanishing in the coming decades. Habitat loss due to intensive agriculture, pollution from agrochemicals, and climate change are the primary causes. The article emphasizes the critical role insects play in ecosystems and the food chain, and calls for improved agricultural practices, reduced chemical use, and remediation techniques. It also highlights the consumer's power to influence through responsible purchasing decisions. The Movimiento Argentino para la Producción Orgánica (MAPO) is mentioned as an organization working towards organic production in Argentina.

60 Years in Gombe: Jane Goodall Redefined Science, Conservation, and the Study of Chimpanzees

14 Jul 2020  |  redaccion.com.ar
Jane Goodall, without formal academic training, began studying chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Gombe, Tanzania, on July 14, 1960. Her groundbreaking research, which included the discovery that chimpanzees use and modify tools, challenged the notion that tool-making was unique to humans. Goodall's work has led to over 300 scientific publications and inspired generations of scientists. Despite initial skepticism due to her gender and lack of formal education, her findings were supported by the National Geographic Society and she earned a Ph.D. in ethology from Cambridge University. Goodall's approach to conservation has evolved to include empowering local communities, and her educational program, Roots & Shoots, encourages youth to engage with environmental issues. The Jane Goodall Institute continues her legacy, and an online event commemorating the 60th anniversary of her arrival in Gombe is scheduled.

Can Latin America advance in climate action amid coronavirus?

05 Jun 2020  |  dialogochino.net
The article discusses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on climate action, particularly the postponement of the UN climate conference COP26 and the requirement for countries to present updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Chile is praised for submitting a more ambitious NDC, despite the pandemic. Other Latin American countries like Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Costa Rica are also in the process of updating or presenting their NDCs. The article highlights the challenges of climate action in a region facing economic and social crises, and the need for financial support to implement more ambitious climate policies. It also touches on the fragmentation of Latin America in terms of climate policy and the potential for the current pandemic to unify the region around a common climate agenda. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres is quoted emphasizing the importance of investing in a green economy as part of post-pandemic recovery.

LED Lighting and Triple Impact Efficiency: Energy, Environmental, and Economic

12 Jun 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the benefits of LED lighting technology in terms of energy savings, environmental impact, and economic advantages, highlighting its superiority over traditional lighting solutions. It also covers the full adoption of LED street lighting in Buenos Aires, making it the first Latin American city to achieve this. The text pays tribute to Ana Zabaloy, a rural teacher who fought against agrochemicals and died due to their effects. It raises awareness about the extinction of plant species and the role of plants in combating climate change, mentioning Sandra Díaz's recognition with the Princess of Asturias Award for her scientific work. The article also addresses the issue of microplastic consumption and the steps Canada is taking to ban single-use plastics by 2021. Lastly, it introduces Bonnie Wright as an ambassador for Greenpeace's ocean protection and provides practical tips for incorporating LED lighting into daily life.

Buenos Aires says goodbye to plastic straws

29 May 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
Buenos Aires has begun to ban disposable plastic straws, with a gradual approach that will eventually lead to a strict prohibition. This measure is part of a broader trend to reduce single-use plastics, supported by the United Nations and other international efforts. The article also covers the youth climate march in Buenos Aires, a legislative proposal to declare a climate emergency in Argentina, and the slow progress of environmental legislation in the Argentine Congress. Additionally, it highlights the work of individuals and organizations like Natura and Peta in promoting environmental sustainability and cruelty-free products. The article also mentions Greta Thunberg's activism and Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental documentaries.

Why is it vital that we remember this acronym?

22 May 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations for achieving sustainable development by 2030. It highlights the lack of progress since their approval in 2015 and emphasizes the role of both public and private sectors in implementation. The Jane Goodall Institute's campaign against illegal wildlife trafficking is mentioned, as well as the environmental challenges faced by the Riachuelo in Argentina. The article also covers the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres's call for urgent climate action, The Guardian's language change in reporting climate issues, the fourth anniversary of Pope Francis's encyclical 'Laudato si', and the upcoming global youth march for climate action led by Greta Thunberg.

Microplastics: The Invisible Impact of Our Consumption

01 May 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the pervasive issue of microplastics in the ocean, highlighting the journey of Agustina Besada who found significant amounts of plastic particles in the Atlantic. It addresses the sources of microplastics, their environmental impact, and mentions legislation proposed by Juan Carlos Villalonga to ban intentionally added microplastics in products. The article also covers the viral video of a chimpanzee using Instagram, with Jane Goodall's response emphasizing the negative implications for wildlife. Additionally, it features Jerónimo Batista Bucher, an Argentine youth recognized for creating biodegradable cups, and provides tips for reducing microplastic consumption and supporting relevant legislation.

Why we ask 'who made my clothes', What is Extinction Rebellion, More environmental cinema

24 Apr 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the start of Fashion Revolution Week, commemorating the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and advocating for transparency in the fashion industry. It highlights the environmental and social impacts of fashion and introduces the Asociación Moda Sostenible Argentina, which supports sustainable fashion. The piece also covers the rise of electric mobility in Buenos Aires, the environmental and social concerns of lithium battery production, and the Extinction Rebellion protests in London demanding climate action. Additionally, it mentions recent environmental documentaries and provides tips for sustainable fashion consumption, emphasizing the importance of small actions in driving systemic change.

Electric cars will come, but cities will be for people

17 Apr 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the transition to electric vehicles and sustainable mobility, emphasizing the importance of renewable energy and urban planning that prioritizes people over cars. It highlights the silent nature of electric vehicles, the need for public awareness, and the promotion of walking and cycling. The article also mentions initiatives like the Urbanismo Vivo festival in Argentina, the work of Canadian urban planner Jane Jacobs, and the efforts of Argentine scientist Carolina Vera in climate change communication. Additionally, it covers the first Urban Biosystem in Villa 15, Buenos Aires, and legislative efforts to combat animal abuse in Argentina. The author encourages the use of bicycles for sustainable urban mobility and reflects on the role of individuals in choosing eco-friendly transportation methods.

The Argentine scientist recognized worldwide who explains the causes of climate change on her networks

10 Apr 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
Carolina Vera, an Argentine scientist, researcher, and professor, is recognized internationally for her work on climate change science. She actively communicates scientific knowledge through social media, using precise and colloquial language to explain climate change, its impact, and necessary measures to prevent worsening conditions. Vera is the vice president of Working Group 1 of the IPCC, representing Latin America. Her career was inspired by her mother's observational nature and her own experiences with intense storms in her hometown. Vera is also passionate about photography, with a focus on documenting climate change, and she emphasizes the importance of communicating science to the public, considering it part of her responsibility as a researcher.

Energy Transition; The State of the Environment in Argentina; Agrochemicals, Fumigations, and Controversies

10 Apr 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the importance of energy transition in the face of climate change, highlighting the need to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. It covers the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, where the new director of IRENA, Francesco La Camera, emphasized the ongoing transition and the need for political action to accelerate it. The role of journalism in covering climate change is also examined, with Leslie Wayne of the New York Times stressing the responsibility of the media. The state of the environment in Argentina is reviewed through the lens of the FARN's annual report, which addresses the country's environmental challenges amidst an economic crisis. The controversy over agrochemical fumigation in Argentina is explored, with journalist Patricio Eleisegui criticizing the health and environmental impacts of these chemicals. The article also features photographer Ami Vitale's work on raising environmental awareness and concludes with the author's personal commitment to sustainability, exemplified by her choice of a recycled-material suitcase from Samsonite.

Access to water: the challenge of not leaving anyone behind

22 Mar 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
Globally, three out of ten people lack access to safe drinking water, a situation highlighted by the United Nations. The World Water Day theme, 'No one left behind,' emphasizes the need for sustainable development progress to benefit everyone. Antonella Vagliente's Young Water Solutions and Elizabeth Ntukai's Maji Mamas are examples of initiatives providing local solutions to the global water access problem. In South Africa, Cape Town's 'Day Zero' crisis led to significant water-saving measures by residents and businesses. In Argentina, seven million people lack safe water access, with rural areas being particularly affected. Efforts by Gonzalo del Castillo and Nicolás Wertheimer focus on providing sustainable water solutions and education in these communities. Individuals can contribute by supporting organizations working on water projects, being mindful of the water footprint of products, and making conscious consumer choices.

The UN meets in Buenos Aires to discuss the future rules of cooperation for the 21st century

20 Mar 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The second United Nations High-level Conference on South-South Cooperation convenes in Buenos Aires from March 20 to 22, marking the 40th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action. Over 1500 representatives from 193 countries, including heads of state, ministers, business leaders, and civil society members, are participating. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attended the opening session. The conference focuses on the importance of South-South cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 goals. A declaration is expected on Friday to outline the future of such cooperation. Argentine President Macri emphasized the need for new areas of cooperation and strengthening the development cooperation system. The event also served as a platform for the official announcement of a joint bid by Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay to host the 2030 World Cup and the introduction of Prosur, a new mechanism for South American discourse, set to be officially announced in Chile.

There are still people waiting to access water; What the United Nations Environment Assembly left behind

20 Mar 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the importance of water access and the outcomes of the United Nations Environment Assembly. It highlights the global water crisis, with 2.1 billion people living without potable water, and the need for policy changes and increased organizational participation. The article also covers the #15M youth climate march, the call to reduce meat consumption for environmental reasons, and the positive impact of sustainable businesses like Agua Segura and Xinca. The upcoming United Nations conference on South-South cooperation and its relevance to environmental issues is mentioned, along with personal actions to conserve water.

Youth Raise Their Voice for Climate Action

13 Mar 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
Youth around the world, inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg, are preparing to demonstrate on March 15 to demand climate action. In Argentina, cities like Mar Del Plata, Salta, Tucumán, Mendoza, Olavarría, and Buenos Aires will see expressions of this movement. ORT graduates Eyal Weintraub and Bruno Rodríguez have created 'Jóvenes por el Clima Argentina' to organize the local call to action. The United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi is addressing innovative solutions for environmental challenges, while mourning the loss of members in the Ethiopian Airlines crash. The Argentine project Vaca Muerta, a non-conventional gas and oil field, is highlighted as a key economic interest despite its environmental impact. Argentine designer Jessica Pullo's sustainable fashion brand Biótico, which employs adults with intellectual disabilities, won an award in Rome. The COP25 climate conference is confirmed to take place in Santiago de Chile from December 2-13. Patrick Spencer Grove has developed the '2030 Challenge' app to educate and motivate users to take environmental action. The article emphasizes the importance of individual and collective action in addressing climate change and sustainability.

Packaging-free stores: successful examples of the circular economy

18 Feb 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
Packaging-free stores like Precycle in New York and La Quemisterie in Palermo, Buenos Aires, are emerging as successful examples of the circular economy, offering products without packaging or with reusable containers. These stores aim to reduce waste and promote responsible consumption. Precycle, founded by Katerina Bogatireva, sells food items in bulk, allowing customers to refill their own containers. La Quemisterie, founded by Graciela Oblitas, Daniela Nobili, and Inés Abbiati, offers refillable cleaning and fragrance products. Both stores emphasize organic and locally produced goods to minimize environmental impact. The trend is growing globally, with examples like Ekoplaza in the Netherlands and Unverpackt in Germany. The circular economy is gaining traction among consumers and producers, with a focus on sustainability and long-term profitability.

Why we must take care of insects; What to give on Valentine's Day; Paul McCartney and his eco-friendly concert

13 Feb 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the importance of insect conservation, revealing that over 40% of insect species are facing drastic population declines, potentially leading to their extinction and the collapse of ecosystems. It highlights the role of women in science and climate action, referencing a survey showing that women are more concerned about climate change than men. The article also touches on the concept of climate refugees and promotes sustainable living practices, including a call to action for more sustainable Valentine's Day gifts. Additionally, it covers Paul McCartney's request to reduce the environmental impact of his upcoming concert in Argentina by using recycled oil for biodiesel. Lastly, it celebrates the preservation of the Tomate Platense variety by local farmers.

We need your help: S.O.S. electronic waste

06 Feb 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The United Nations report presented at the World Economic Forum highlights the alarming generation of 48.5 million tons of electronic waste in 2018, with Argentina contributing 400,000 tons annually. The article discusses the causes of the problem, including planned obsolescence and the lack of formal waste management, and suggests a circular economy as a solution. It emphasizes the potential for recycling valuable metals from electronic devices and calls for a concerted effort from designers, companies, citizens, and public management to improve the current 20% global recycling rate of electronic waste.

Electric Buses; Brazil and the Example of the Dangers of Mining; A Reflection on How We Mobilize

30 Jan 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses various environmental and sustainability issues, starting with the impact of climate change on weather patterns and the need for adaptation and emission reduction. It highlights the introduction of electric buses in Buenos Aires as a step towards sustainable mobility. The article also covers the tragic collapse of a mining waste dam in Brazil, caused by Vale, leading to numerous deaths and environmental damage. It touches on the possibility of plastic-free flights, as demonstrated by Hi-Fly, and the importance of reducing plastic use to protect marine life. The author reflects on consumerism and the necessity of items we purchase, promoting a more conscious consumption to reduce environmental impact. Finally, the book 'AgroTóxico' by Patricio Eleisegui is recommended for its investigation into the use of agrotoxics in Argentina.

Link to the Spanish version

17 Jan 2019  |  redaccion.com.ar
The article discusses the plight of people displaced by climate change, who lack a global definition and policy to protect them. The World Bank predicts over 143 million internal migrants by 2050 due to climate reasons. The current refugee definition does not account for climate factors, leaving many without protection. Stories of individuals affected by climate change, such as a Mexican farmer and a Nigerian father, highlight the human impact. Experts argue for the need to recognize climate change as a cause of migration and to include it in international policies. The article also mentions educational efforts like the online course by the Climate and Migration Coalition to raise awareness and promote action.

Only multilateral work will provide the necessary answers

02 Oct 2017  |  taisgadealara.com
Antonio Guterres, the new Secretary-General of the United Nations, emphasizes the importance of multilateral work to address global challenges such as sustainable development goals, climate change, and gender equality. He criticizes the US President Donald Trump's stance on climate change and highlights the UN's role beyond the General Assembly. Guterres also discusses the complexities of refugee situations and the need for gender parity within the UN. The article also mentions Gabriela Michetti, Argentina's Vice President, representing the country at the UN Assembly, focusing on Venezuela's situation, the Malvinas sovereignty, the AMIA bombing, and climate change, aligning with the G20's sustainable development agenda.

My report about the Paris Agreement of the 21° edition of the Conference of the Parties (COP21), from Paris, France.

CARRY SOMERS: «Fashion can be a force for good»

24 Apr 2016  |  Tais Gadea Lara
Carry Somers, the British designer and founder of the international movement Fashion Revolution, discusses the impact of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh on her life and the fashion industry. She highlights the importance of transparency in the fashion supply chain and the need for consumers to be more conscious of their clothing choices. Somers emphasizes the environmental impact of the fashion industry and the necessity for sustainable practices. She also reflects on the significance of Fashion Revolution Day, which aims to raise awareness about the people behind our clothing and promote positive change in the industry. The article also includes the author's personal reflection on meeting Carry Somers and the importance of questioning the origins of our clothes.

Jane Goodall: «We are destroying the planet because we lost wisdom»

15 Feb 2016  |  Tais Gadea Lara
The article is an interview with renowned conservationist and primatologist Jane Goodall, discussing her lifelong work and passion for protecting species and the environment. At 81, Goodall continues to travel and educate people about the importance of preserving our planet. She addresses the interconnectedness of climate change with other global issues like poverty and unsustainable lifestyles. Goodall emphasizes the impact of human population growth on the environment and the critical role of women's education in developing countries. She also reflects on the similarities between humans and other species, criticizing the human tendency to see ourselves as separate and dominant. Goodall remains determined to make a difference, driven by her concern for future generations and the planet's well-being.

Make fame a positive action to change the world

25 Jan 2016  |  Tais Gadea Lara
The article discusses the concept of fame and how it can be leveraged by celebrities to promote positive change in the world, particularly in environmental protection and sustainability. It highlights the efforts of Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Adrian Grenier, Angelina Jolie, and others who have used their fame to advocate for various causes. The piece reflects on the presence of celebrities at the COP21 in Paris and their genuine commitment to environmental and social issues. It emphasizes that real actions and commitments are necessary to make a difference and that everyone has a role to play in creating a better world.

The future we want: a sustainable planet for our children

13 Jan 2016  |  Tais Gadea Lara
In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama emphasized the theme of change, particularly in relation to climate change, renewable energy, and the legacy left for future generations. He highlighted the United States' role in reducing carbon pollution more than any other country and referenced the Paris Agreement as a significant step in combating climate change. Obama questioned the audience about responding to change with fear or unity and underscored the importance of transitioning to a more efficient and sustainable energy system. He criticized climate change deniers and stressed the need to protect the planet for children and grandchildren, framing the transformation of the energy sector as a means to ensure a sustainable and healthy planet for future generations.

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