Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News

The new group will try to advance climate policies, even as some of its members are likely to clash. Critics say the group’s efforts won’t go far enough.

Gender
South America
Central America & Caribbean
Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Igarapé Institute

​Women in the region suffer disproportionately from climate impacts, but they also play an essential role in addressing climate change. With the right policy responses, it is possible to reduce security risks and empower women to better address the challenges they face.

Georgina Gustin, InsideClimate News

Between food losses and critical shortages, COVID-19 and climate change are testing a food system that critics say has lost its resilience to crises.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Forests
Minerals & Mining
Central America & Caribbean
Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Igarapé Institute

A new form of organized crime has recently been emerging in the Amazon: illegal mining. Miners fell trees, use high-grade explosives for blasting soils and dredge riverbeds. But the impacts go beyond environmental damage, bringing with it a slew of other social problems. Peace researcher Adriana Abdenur urges policymakers to improve coordination and argues that diplomacy may help prevent further conflicts, corruption and crime.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Environment & Migration
North America
Avaneesh Pandey

Eleven House Republicans, led by Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY), signed a resolution calling for action on climate change. The resolution, made public Thursday, marks a major break from the party line of climate change denial.

Biodiversity & Livelihoods
Climate Change
Land & Food
Central America & Caribbean
Diego Arguedas Ortiz

Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people – almost half of the population – out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and adaptation to climate change.

Water
Land & Food
Early Warning & Risk Analysis
North America
James R. Clapper (Remarks)

To the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Remarks as delivered by James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence