What happened this week?
The track of all the Fires in Chile. On the afternoon of February 14, in the town of San José Dollinco, municipality of Nacimiento, a forest fire started that destroyed 2,664 hectares, mainly of eucalyptus trees. Until today, a month later, the works continue, because only his control has been achieved, but not the total extinction...Read more
Policy Developments and Outlook
Americans in cool states misjudge threat from rising heat waves. Right now, people in cooler areas "don't experience hotter weather as frequently," said co-author Peter Howe from Utah State University.That means "they have less of that experience ... to handle those hot days"... Read more
Governments seek U.N. scrutiny of technologies to cool the climate. As climate change accelerates, the United Nations Environment Assembly will this week consider whether to start assessing, and setting rules on, technologies that could pull carbon out of the atmosphere or block some of the sun's warmth to cool the Earth... Read more
Hunger, chronic poverty and the effects of climate change demand that we step up our efforts to reduce disaster risk and drought risk in particular.That was the message delivered today in an official statement to the UN Environment Assembly by the UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori.“If we don’t win the race against climate change we are not going to be successful in reducing disaster losses,” she added.... Read more
Check out the Newsletter of ECPA, this time: "ECOMICRO- Green Finances for MSMEs and Low Income Household". At a time when climate change is headline news, it may seem like a no-brainer for a financial institution to offer green loans. But it's not as simple as just launching a new product. As a official at the Grenada Development Bank explained, it's importante to first understand the market and the technologies available and the identify solutions that will work locally and meet customers' needs... Read more