(Circular) cities at the forefront: Insights from UrbanShift’s Latin America Forum

As the world continues to shape the framework of the much-anticipated “Global Plastic Treaty”, the urgency to address the plastic pollution crisis has never been more pronounced. Spearheaded by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) on Plastic Pollution, this international legally binding instrument has been in the making since 2022, aiming to complete its work by 

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Latin American cities rally in unprecedented line-up of events as UN cancels regional climate week

In its Quarterly Report 2024, the UNFCCC confirmed that this year’s Regional Climate Weeks, including the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week, have been canceled until further notice due to “lack of funding.” These regional climate weeks are seen as crucial for promoting multilateral partnerships and coordination, fostering innovative approaches, and uniting efforts to tackle 

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Latin American voices at COP27: The road ahead

Latin America faces two major challenges. First, despite having achieved considerable success in reducing extreme poverty over the past decades, Brazil has recently returned to the hunger map and Latin America is the most unequal region in the world. Safeguarding this process and ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth is central and a priority for all 

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