Tag : Latin America

17 Jul 2015

Climate change named top global threat

Climate change has been named as the world’s top global threat, with countries in Latin America and Africa particularly concerned by the issue.

13 Mar 2015

South America grapples with highest rates of lead pollution in two millennia

The 20th century saw the highest rates of lead pollution in South America in nearly 2,000 years, according to a recent study.

05 Sep 2014

Food insecurity to intensify for countries hardest hit by climate change

As climate change impacts compound across the globe, recent reports reveal that food insecurity will be one of the leading threats to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

02 Sep 2014

Chile to enact Latin America’s second ever carbon tax

Chile is set to become the second country in Latin America to put a price on polluting, as the government gets ready to vote on its first carbon taxation scheme.

04 Apr 2014

Shanghai Stock Exchange considers carbon index

The Shanghai Stock Exchange could soon be ranking companies based on carbon emissions, but is Chinese investment overseas threatening climate action?