(3BL Media/Justmeans) The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has made many social and economic improvements in 15 years. Those include reducing poverty, inequality and hunger. However, the region still faces big environmental and social challenges. Extreme weather events with a link to climate change such as hurricanes pose big threats to the region.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent; disrupting national economies, affecting lives, communities and costing business dearly. We are all experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, from changing weather patterns to rising sea level and more extreme weather events.
When it comes to the environment, the Trump presidency is a string of bad news. Recently, President Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate agreement. “So, we’re getting out,” he proclaimed.
President Trump has made it clear that environmental issues, including climate change, are not important to his administration. He appointed the CEO of ExxonMobil as the Secretary of State and a man who sued the EPA 14 times to head the agency. Climate change is an environmental issue that Trump has repeatedly said he does not even believe occurs.
President-elect Donald Trump has voiced his denial of climate change on several occasions. And his choice of Myron Ebell, a known climate change denier, to lead the transition of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) demonstrates that Trump’s position may not change.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - For those who care about the environment and social justice, the election of Donald Trump is a shock. Some of have wallowed in despair, while others entertained thoughts of leaving the country. By now, most should be thinking about what can be done to fight for what we believe in.
(3BL Media/JustMeans) Does the business world care about climate change? A 2015 survey by CDP asked businesses several questions about a global climate agreement. What they found is that over 800 of the world’s largest companies favored a global deal to tackle climate change.