Continuing with our holiday theme as we try to beat those January blues, today we’re focusing on a long-haul destination that is popular with lots of British tourists…Mexico. For savvy travellers looking for sustainable options, Mexico is featured on our SustainableTrip.org site, and offers a range of experiences that is as large as its geographical size. Driving through vast deserts for hours, sipping cocktails by the beach, visiting authentic and colourful markets, strolling through colonial towns, and exploring Mayan ruins are all possible in this spectacular country. Mexico features a total of 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, or those deemed by UNESCO to be of special cultural or physical significance. Here, we feature five of these amazing sites – if you are headed to Mexico, we highly recommend fitting at least one of them into your trip. Read the rest of this entry ?
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After a grueling couple of weeks, delegates at the climate talks in Cancún, Mexico succeeded in producing an agreement on a range of important issues ranging from REDD+, to financing that will cover costs of adapting to climate change, to ensuring transparency and accountability of countries’ efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiating early into the morning on Saturday, December 11th, the 194 member states to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) collectively expressed widespread support for the deal, even though most countries had to make compromises. Read the rest of this entry ?
This year’s Forest Day brought together over 1,500 technical experts, climate negotiators, researchers, forestry practitioners, government representatives, donors and other stakeholder groups to share experience and inform the ongoing climate change negotiations of the UNFCCC. The Rainforest Alliance reflects… Read the rest of this entry ?
With the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP16 climate summit well underway in Mexico this week, and many Rainforest Alliance staff and partners attending, today’s blog comes direct from Cancun…
As the Rainforest Alliance was initially founded as a forest conservation organisation, we’re at the climate meetings tracking negotiations on a range of themes. Principal amongst them is forest-related issues (i.e. REDD+ – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation and broader forest conservation). We’re also sharing our experiences in sustainable forest management certification, working with community forestry enterprises to improve their businesses, and REDD+ projects and capacity building in tropical countries like Guatemala and Ghana. Read the rest of this entry ?