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Finalist, 2022 ASLE Ecocritical Book Award Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America investigates how fictional works have become sites for the production of knowledge, imagination, and intervention in Latin American environments. It investigates the dynamic relationship between fictional images and real places, as the lasting representations of forests ...More than 20 developing countries have already shown that it is possible to do so. Indeed, latest data confirms that deforestation has been successfully reduced in South-America and Asia. Tropical forests are under threat. According to the new data, in 2000-2018, the vast majority of the deforestation took place in the tropical biomes.How much does deforestation in Latin America affect American lives and food security? Environmentally, there are four ways. One, when we burn down forests it sends carbon into the air and causes the atmosphere to heat up, and all climates change; greenhouse gases pumped into the atmosphere in turn affect crop yields, making our food more expensive.Latin America: Deforestation rates are up to 50% lower in indigenous territories, says UN-FAO report ... ...The embattled indigenous peoples of Latin America are ...Climate change will drive migration among vulnerable populations. Latin American countries generate less greenhouse gas than the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, but are disproportionately suffering from the effects, through droughts, hurricanes and seasonal shifts. The World Bank estimates that 17 million people in Latin America will be ...Today, more than 100 world leaders have promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030 at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.The pledge, which includes almost $19.2 billion of public and private funds, is a landmark move for nature.. Research shows that a forest the size of Portugal is ripped from the earth each year, driving climate …Latin America is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change as it is a region rich in natural resources. It houses 25 percent of the Earth’s forests and arable land, as well as more than 30 percent of the world's water resources. For many countries in the region, especially in South America, a significant proportion of their ...France remains opposed to a free trade deal in its current proposed form between the EU and South American countries due to “major” concerns about deforestation in the region, the government ...Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by more than 50% in the first three months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, researchers say. Brazil's space agency, ...Tropical Latin America, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala also reported cuts in deforestation in 2021. ... To get to zero deforestation by 2030 requires a fall of 10% a year, meaning the ...Deforestation and desertification —caused by human activities and climate change— pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. ... The natural resources of Latin America and the Caribbean underpin regional and global food, water and energy ...Between rising deforestation in the Amazon, new financial and political commitments to reduce deforestation, and growing interest in "nature-based solutions" like conservation and ...Deforestation increased by 4 per cent last year from 2021, according to the new assessment from research and civil society groups, ... Latin America’s largest guerilla movement. FARC oversaw a large part of Colombia’s prolific cocaine trade and key to the peace process was bringing this to an end.Between rising deforestation in the Amazon, new financial and political commitments to reduce deforestation, and growing interest in "nature-based solutions" like conservation and ...•Latin America and (sub)tropical Asia: Commercial timber extraction and logging > 70% of total degradation •Africa: Fuel wood collection, charcoal production, livestock grazing Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation: A Synthesis Report for Policymakers , 7 Sept. 2012 Direct/proximate for forest degradation:Between 2015 and 2019, more than 1,320 rights defenders around the world were killed; more than 70% of these murders occurred in Latin America, according to a new report by Mary Lawlor, the U.N ...Economic and institutional factors, and to a lesser extent demographic factors, have been described as the most relevant contributors to deforestation in Latin America . We explore the role of these variables as underlying drivers in national and sub-national contexts of deforestation from oil palm expansion. 4.2.1. National trendsIn Argentina's Gran Chaco, we are working to halt the deforestation generated by soy and beef production in South America's second largest forest mass.While this is a problem worldwide, Latin America is a hotbed for violence against environmental defenders. In 2019, 148 environmental defenders died in Latin America, making up more than two-thirds of the world's total. That number had only grown from 2018, when 84 died in the region. Although firm data on 2020 deaths has not yet become ...Latin America's opinion on government action against climate change 2022, by country; ... Size of deforestation Indonesia 2011-2018 by type of forests;tion and deforestation. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the regions hardest hit by the effects of climate change, especially Central America and the Caribbean. It also has some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet, making it a reserve territory that requires significant protection. This is particularly true of the AmazonDeforestation therefore represents a significant business risk, with 2016 CDP analysis revealing that as much as US$906 billion in annual turnover could be at stake. ... CDP is working to establish a program of collaboration in Latin America, and advocacy in China, which will bridge private sector action and public sector policy goals. ...Deforestation represents a growing threat to all life on Earth, driving dangerous carbon emissions and exacerbating the climate crisis. ... particularly in Latin America,” the agency said. And the damage doesn’t stop at the destruction of forest: “In a few short years, overgrazing, compaction and nutrient loss turn cleared forest lands ...Environment Climate Forests Latin America Brazil Southern Cone Image Credit Saving South America’s Forests By Anders Beal There is perhaps no greater menace to South America’s diverse biomes than runaway deforestation, a threat to critical ecosystems and an accelerant to climate change.In 2016, a record 929,000 hectares of forest disappeared, but there's been a steady decrease in the rate of deforestation since then. Image source, Getty Images By 2020, the annual loss was down ...By Fred Pearce • March 21, 2023. Costa Rica has a green halo. In recent decades, the small Central American nation has transformed itself from a notorious hotspot for deforestation into a beacon of reforestation that is the envy of the world. Many of its more than 12,000 species of plants, 1,200 butterflies, 800 birds, and 650 mammals ...A bipartisan group of lawmakers has proposed expanding that law, called the Lacey Act, to cover six commodities—palm oil, soybeans, cattle, rubber, pulp, and cocoa—that are among the largest ...Deforestation and the impact on Amazon tribes Close. ... Latin America & Caribbean. Published. 7 November 2014. 2:52. The lost caves of the Amazon. Video, 00:01:49 The lost caves of the Amazon.This paper analyzes the property rights/deforestation linkage in Latin America. The analysis recognizes two separate areas where tenure issues have an ...EU deforestation bill threatens Latin America and African countries. In addition to Brazil, the EU deal should also affect countries like Indonesia, Argentina, Ghana, and Nigeria, as certain ...The natural beauty of Latin America is rife with exotic species that are as much of a part of the inspiration ... CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERIÇA Costa Rica has santuaries and national parks featuring 5 different species HABITAT LOSS FROM DEFORESTATION SEA TURTLES Sea Turtles can live to be i 80 YEARS OLD SWIM UP TO 5 MILES PER HOUR CLIMATE CHANGE ...Deforestation and the Environmental Crisis in Latin America Published online by Cambridge University Press: 05 October 2022 John O. Browder Article Metrics …Besides being a hot spot for tropical deforestation, Latin America (together with Sub-Saharan Africa) remains one of the most unequal places in the world . The effects of inequality on environmental degradation are still debated. On one hand, a number of theoretical arguments have been put forward for the existence of a positive relationship ...In Latin America and the Caribbean, ... Deforestation in Colombia increased by 8 percent last year alone. And Bolivia, home to more than 10 percent of the Amazon River Basin, did not even sign on ...Effects of deforestation in South America. 02:47. Nature and Environment Argentina. Matthias Ebert. 11/10/2021. The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow has heard calls for urgent action to protect ...Diverse ecosystems, wildfires, deforestation, and the growing effects of climate change form a complex set of challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean. The consequences of fuel emissions ...Migration to Northern America is a key feature in the Latin America and Caribbean region. In 2020, over 25 million migrants had made the journey north and were residing in Northern America. The Latin American and Caribbean population living in Northern America has increased considerably over time, from an estimated 10 million in 1990. Another 5 ...ABSTRACT. This paper highlights the important leadership role of the public health sector, working with other governmental sectors and nongovernmental entities, to advance environmental public health in Latin America and the Caribbean toward the achievement of 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 3: Health and Well-Being.30 November 2020 Reuters Scientists say the Amazon has suffered losses at an accelerated rate since Jair Bolsonaro took office Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its...The Brazilian Amazon saw an increase of 15% of primary forest loss from last year Image: Imago/Imagebroker. A new study published Wednesday found that the destruction of primary forest increased ...01 / 08 Introduction Deforestation has became a worldwide problem. The continent of South America accounts for over half of the world's percentage of …Question: Discussion 4 U.S. dominance in Latin America: Explain how the United States has played a dominant role in Middle and South America since the early nineteenth century and why this has had negative consequences. Discussion Tropical deforestation in Latin America: Explain the 5 causes of deforestation of the tropical rain forests in both Central and SouthDeforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose sharply last month as the country prepared to send troops to try to curb illegal logging and mining. Brazil's space research agency said the area ...The second largest forest in Latin America—behind only the Amazon rainforest—stretches across parts of Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia and supports thousands of plant types and hundreds of species …The impact of income, land, and wealth inequality on agricultural expansion in Latin America. M. Graziano Ceddia Authors Info & Affiliations. Edited by Anthony J. Bebbington, Clark University, Worcester, MA, and approved December 17, 2018 (received for review August 29, 2018) January 24, 2019. 116 ( 7) 2527-2532.But the challenge is great: globally, we will need to reduce deforestation by 27.8% to be on track in 2023.” Across the tropics, progress on eliminating forest loss was off track in 2022. Forest loss increased by 8% from baseline levels in tropical Latin America and the Caribbean, with Brazil and Bolivia faring poorest.CHART: Deforestation rate for South America Click image to enlarge This forest cover data is from Aide et al 2012 South America: change in forest cover, 2001-2010 (square kilometers) ... LATIN AMERCA. Latin America list. ASIA. Asia list. GLOBAL. Global tropical forest loss, 2000-2005. MORE DEFORESTATION DATA. Deforestation;12 lip 2023 ... Conservation tech is a small-but-vital slice of agrifoodtech investment in Latin America to fight climate change and boost planetary health.Latin American countries may contribute to deforestation. We find that (1) countries have not increased exports of tropical timber and beef in response to rising debt; (2) ex-ternal debts have contributed to economic stagnation and an associated increase in poverty in Latin America; which in turn has caused the degradation of marginal lands ...Note that food production was once a major driver of deforestation in North America and Europe, but much of the clearing happened a hundred or more years ago. Since many forests in these areas were already gone by 2000, their absence does not register as forest loss. Nor does the map capture the impact of large-scale conversion of …In Latin America, ILs have reduced deforestation and degradation rates 16,17,18, often more so than in state-managed protected areas (PAs) 19,20,21.Deforestation or forest clearance is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land that is then converted to non-forest use. ... and government-sponsored development projects like transmigration in countries like Indonesia and colonization in Latin America, India, Java, and so on, ...By Fred Pearce • March 21, 2023. Costa Rica has a green halo. In recent decades, the small Central American nation has transformed itself from a notorious hotspot for deforestation into a beacon of reforestation that is the envy of the world. Many of its more than 12,000 species of plants, 1,200 butterflies, 800 birds, and 650 mammals ...Tropical deforestation is a major contributor to climate change and loss of local and global ecosystem functions. Latin America accounts for a large share of remaining tropical forests, but also ...Investigation of the Environmental Kuznets Curve for deforestation (EKCd) with long time-series forest cover data ... Their results evidenced an EKC for Africa and Latin America with peaks of US$ 4,760 and 5,420, respectively. Conversely, the Asian cluster represented a kind of anomaly due to the absence of significant results justified by ...The 21st Century opened a new chapter for the relations between China and Latin America.As of 2020, Brazil has received more than half of all Chinese investment in Latin America—around USD 66 billion with three fourths of that investment dedicated to the energy sector and the rest going to agriculture, infrastructure and other areas. While Chinese foreign investment has declined in recent ...deforestation and reforestation, we used satellite imagery to quan-titate land change between 2001 and 2010 for the 16,050 munici-palities within the 45 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Here, we use a liberal definition of both deforestation and reforestation: deforestation includes woody vegetation (i.e.,01 / 08 Introduction Deforestation has became a worldwide problem. The continent of South America accounts for over half of the world's percentage of …Latin American countries may contribute to deforestation. We find that (1) countries have not increased exports of tropical timber and beef in response to rising debt; (2) ex-ternal debts have contributed to economic stagnation and an associated increase in poverty in Latin America; which in turn has caused the degradation of marginal lands ...Latin America is a dangerous place for environmental defenders, many of whom have been prosecuted, sued, even killed. ... Mining and deforestation threaten unparalleled DRC wildlife haven;Since 2009, the mandatory blending of biofuels into motor vehicle fuels has been a major cause of deforestation. ... Latin America and Africa are being bulldozed or torched to make room for more plantations, releasing vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. As a consequence, Indonesia – the world’s largest producer of palm oil ...CHART: Deforestation rate for Central America Click image to enlarge This forest cover data is from Aide et al 2012 Central America: change in forest cover, 2001-2010 (square kilometers) ... LATIN AMERCA. Latin America list. ASIA. Asia list. GLOBAL. Global tropical forest loss, 2000-2005. MORE DEFORESTATION DATA. Deforestation;Costa Rica has become the first country in Latin America and the Caribbean to receive payments from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation—commonly known as REDD+.This implies that the rural population pressure, not the overall population growth rate, is a significant factor contributing to the deforestation process in Latin America and Africa. But the case is different in Asia. Rural population density is considerably lower in Latin America and Africa than in Asia (Table 4 in Appendix A). Thus, from ...30 November 2020 Reuters Scientists say the Amazon has suffered losses at an accelerated rate since Jair Bolsonaro took office Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil has surged to its...An analysis of trade data reveals retailers and manufacturers using cattle products sourced from Brazil may be buying beef and leather linked to deforestation. The research by NGO Global Canopy ...Inequality fuels deforestation in Latin America, research shows "More equal distribution of income, wealth, and land ownership is not only fairer, but also an effective means of improving ...Deforestation has already diminished much of the water sources in Latin America, and the ecosystem is said to continually get hurt. The risk of harm from Deforestation has risen so high that even a 4.7 million euro project has arisen in South America called “ AMAZALERT ”. A program to forecast what may be happening in the …From implementing new financial products to pay for clean technologies, to devising innovative transportation solutions, to working to solve deforestation, Latin America has been on the forefront ...This year, a UN review of more than 250 studies found that in Latin America, deforestation rates were lower in their territories than elsewhere. Despite this, many indigenous and tribal peoples ...Much of the environmental history of Latin America focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but there is a growing body of research on the first three centuries (1500-1800) of European impact. [4] As the field established itself as a more defined academic pursuit, the journal Environmental History was founded in 1996, as a joint .... The paper focuses explicitly on underlying/policy-orientThe State of the Climate in Latin Americ Environment Climate Forests Latin America Brazil Southern Cone Image Credit Saving South America’s Forests By Anders Beal There is perhaps no greater menace to South America’s diverse biomes than runaway deforestation, a threat to critical ecosystems and an accelerant to climate change. Latin America under the magnifying glass. The greatest loss of Data from Brazil's satellite agency shows more than 18,200 fires in Paraguay in 2019, up 16% from this time last year. Bolivians embark on long protest march over fires. In Bolivia, fires - some ...The Forests We Lost is an ambitious investigation of 20 years of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean, a collaboration by Mongabay LatAm, digital magazine Distintas Latitudes, and the LATAM Network of Young Journalists. The project's goal is to centralize data on deforestation in the region and make it publicly accessible. Here are a few alarming statistics that may make...

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