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Fidel Castro Warned Us Of Climate Change

It was on June 12, 1992, in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, when Fidel Castro presented a brief but masterful speech during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Those present applauded, including a few heads of state who weren’t too happy with what...

Nicaragua To Join Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria

A fisherman throws a fishing net at Lake Cocibolca in La Virgen, Nicaragua. Photographer: Inti Ocon/AFP via Getty Images Nicaragua will reportedly join the Paris climate accord. If it does, it will leave the United States and Syria as the only two nations left refusing...

‘Grandmother plant’: Ex-UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres Has Advice For Australia’s PM

AGL's Liddell power station, a coal-powered thermal power station, is a "grandmother" plant that shouldn't receive funds more usefully invested elsewhere to improve Australia's energy prospects, Costa Rica's own, Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief, said. Figueres, who as executive secretary of the...

Why it’s not fair to lump Nicaragua with the U.S. when it comes to the Paris climate accord

The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words ‘Paris Agreement is Done’ on Nov. 4, 2016. Only three UN members have opted not to sign one: Syria, Nicaragua and the United States. (Jacky Naegelen/Reuters) Nicaragua is tired of being lumped in with the...

Why isn’t Nicaragua in the Paris agreement?

    TODAY NICARAGUA - Ever since US President Donald Trump declared that he would withdraw the US from the landmark Paris climate change agreement, much has been made of the fact only two other countries have not signed up. They are Syria, and Nicaragua - but...

Why Nicaragua and Trump Are Not Allies Despite Both Opposing the Paris Agreement

So US President Donald Trump has gone ahead and decided to quit the Paris agreement on climate change. The United States is one of only three countries around the world who have refused to agree to the deal, the others being Syria and Nicaragua....

Former Costa Rican VP : ‘Window of Opportunity Can Close’ on Latin America-EU Relations

Q COSTA RICA - The head of the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) has insisted that an alliance between Latin America and Europe is crucial to achieving “ambitious agendas” like the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, EURACTIV Spain reports. SEGIB Secretary General Rebeca...

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