November 14, 2018

Inequality exacerbates hunger, malnutrition and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean

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From WPF Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP. SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY – Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower […]

ECLAC publishes disaster assessment exercise guide

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(8 November 2018) ECLAC has been a pioneer in the field of disaster assessment and in the development and dissemination of the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology. Following several devastating hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters over the last few years in Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC has carried out several successful DaLA […]

Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean: CILAC 2018

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From UNESCO The second Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean (CILAC) began in Panama City this Monday. The Forum aims to create a dynamic and inclusive space to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals, by strengthening the scientific and technological capabilities of the countries of […]

Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean will expand by 1.3% in 2018 and 1.8% in 2019

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ECLAC has updated its growth projections for the countries of the region. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reviewed economic growth projections for the region for 2018 and expects an average expansion of 1.3% in Latin America and the Caribbean this year, slightly lower than that forecast this past August (1.5%). […]

First ECLAC disaster training for Cuba targets environment experts

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Environment experts, from Cuba are now better equipped to evaluate the impact of disasters using Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology developed by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This following a DaLA training workshop conducted by a team from ECLAC’s subregional headquarters for the Caribbean from 11 to 13 October […]

What can you expect at the first IPBC Latin America?

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The secrets to building a world-class IP function will be shared at IAM’s IPBC Latin America. Bringing together IP managers from Latin America and beyond from companies of all sizes, the event will present practical insights for devising and implementing sustainable IP value creation strategies. Places are available at a discounted rate for only a […]

Caribbean countries to test ocean acidity link to greenhouse gases

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From teleSur A recent UN report on climate change said limiting global warming to 1°C, would avoid some of the most devastating consequences of the phenomenon. Caribbean nations plan to test the acidity of the sea surrounding them to learn whether it’s acidity is linked to greenhouse gas absorption. According to Mike Haughton, the Executive […]

Treaty pushes for environmental justice in Latin America and the Caribbean

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By: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah From Open Global Rights Despite closing space for civil society, the new Escazú Agreement—which offers protection measures for environmental groups and defenders—is a shining example of citizens organizing in creative ways to fight for social justice. After many judicial delays, the trial for the assassination of Honduran environmental activist Berta Caceres began […]

Chile President and First Lady Put Older Persons on the Political Agenda of the UNGA

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From UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Nearly 962 million people around the world are 60 years old or older, which represent 13% of the world population. This phenomenon has a growth rate of 3% annually and according to estimates, by 2030 the number of elderly people will reach to nearly 1400 million people. […]

Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Gator Halpern is the 2018 Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro. He and his company Coral Vita have received many awards including: Forbes 30 Under 30, Echoing Green Fellowship, JM Kaplan Innovation Prize, Halcyon Incubator, WeWork Creator Award, Fast […]