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20 Nov 2019 BONN, Germany
The Bureau of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has announced an update to certain details following the offer of the Government of Spain to host the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from 2 to 13 December 2019.The new venue is IFEMA - Feria de Madrid (https://www...
30 Mar 2016 SANTIAGO
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Monday that her government is ready to countersue Bolivia over a water dispute at the International Court of Justice. Bolivian President Evo Morales said Saturday that his country would sue Chile in the Netherlands-based court seeking to force Chile to pay compensation for using the Silala river in a border region.
2 Mar 2015 SANTIAGO
The Chilean government is seeking to reassure mining companies that it has no intention of forcing miners to run their mines using a desalinated water supply, said Aurora Williams, the country’s minister of mining, in news that may come as a relief to a mining industry that has seen increased demands on it in developing markets...
4 Nov 2014 SANTIAGO, Chile
Public-private sector cooperation and investment are key to protecting water resources in the face of climate change, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).ECLAC hosted a seminar in the Chilean capital, Santiago, last week, to discuss climate change adaptation measures for the region ahead of the COP20 Conference in Lima, Peru, later this month...
27 Jun 2014 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Lack of water is one of the main sources of inequality in Mexico and throughout Latin America, according to José Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).While some parts of Mexico have enough water to meet demand without conflict, in the two-thirds of the country where there is the most economic development and the highest population concentrations, there is high demand for water resources that have already been committed for other uses, Gurría said at the inauguration of Latin American Water Week, which was held in Mexico City from June 23rd to 27th...
14 May 2014 SANTIAGO, Chile
Caribbean officials warned last week that a “one size fits all” strategy for dealing with climate change’s impact on agriculture that lump Caribbean nations in with the rest of Latin America will be ineffective.“We have requested the [UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)] to deal with the Caribbean in a differentiated manner, rather than lump us together with Latin America and the Caribbean...
7 Mar 2014 SANTIAGO
Complete with embassies, passports and a “permanent population,” the planet’s newest “country” can add an esteemed cultural heritage to its short history as Cervantes Prize-winning anti-poet Nicanor Parra is now among the first citizens of the Glacier Republic. Nestled in the Andes between Chile and Argentina, the glacial state was founded Wednesday by Greenpeace Chile who claim legal loopholes and a lack of clarity over the sovereignty of the area allowed the environmental organization to create the mountainous country under the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of the States...
6 Mar 2014 SANTIAGO, Chile
A former contract worker for Toronto-based Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project has testified before the Second Environmental Tribunal of Santiago on environmental violations at the mine site.The tribunal is hearing a case against the company for environmental damage including “irreparable destruction of glaciers” due to “irresponsible actions...
24 Jan 2014 SANTIAGO
After eight months of investigation a commission of Chile’s parliament’s lower house is recommending authorities to let Canada’s Barrick Gold (NYSE, TSX:ABX) keep the environmental permit for its currently suspended gold and silver Pascua Lama project. Local paper La Tercera reports (in Spanish) the group said Barrick should not have to re-apply for such as permit, provided it doesn’t repeat the offenses that cost the gold miner over $16 million in fines last year...
10 Dec 2013 SANTIAGO, Chile
Researchers from Chile’s Center for Environmental Technologies (CETAM) have found a link between urban pollution and glacier retreat in the Andes region.A CETAM study found that pollutant particulates from the Chilean capital, Santiago, were affecting the glacier, which is the source of 70 percent of the city’s water supply...
28 Oct 2013 SANTIAGO, Chile
Representatives of NGO the Latin American Environmental Conflict Observatory (OCLA) have renewed criticism of Toronto-based miner Barrick Gold’s $8.5 billion USD Pascua Lama gold and silver mine. The OCLA has issued a new report that claims the mine would impact Andean glaciers and contaminate local water sources...
30 Aug 2013 SANTIAGO, Chile
The Investigative Committee of Chile’s Chamber of Deputies held hearings last week aimed at determining the environmental impact of Barrick Gold’s Pascua Lama mining project.Local residents and environmental organizations demanded cancellation of the project and revision of the Bi-National Mining Treaty with Argentina...