Colombia sets ambitious reforest targets.
South America to incur heavy costs of climate impacts
Moody’s warns that South America’s economy is suffering from climate impacts and will only worse in the absence of new policies.
Argentina’s historic drought
Argentina is currently going through the worst drought in 60 years.
Climate hopes from Brazil as Lula defeats Bolsonaro
The lungs of the Earth can breathe a sigh of relief as Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defeats Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian election.
Bolivia has high solar power potential but faces challenges scaling up
The new 100 MW Oruro solar plant is a boost to Bolivia’s energy transition, but there are obstacles to harnessing the radiation potential of its western highlands.
Analysis: Water crisis pushes Brazil’s rural producers to switch to solar energy
With fears of energy rationing and rising electricity bills, farmers and livestock breeders opt for sustainability and self-sufficiency.
Bolivia’s forest fires and the rise of beef exports
The livestock sector is responsible for 60% of deforestation in Bolivia, in the very region where slash and burn practices are causing fires to rage.
COP25 host Chile ponders decarbonisation
South American country torn between coal and renewables as it prepares for December climate talks.
US and Brazil to work together to increase renewable energy output
Rousseff and Obama. Photo credit: Reuters / Kevin Lamarque. By Anders Lorenzen US President Barack Obama has been busy in the past year. After forging legally binding CO2 regulations at home, on […]