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Peruvian man in foreground of mountain backdrop

Indigenous peoples and COVID-19: response and resilience

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples offers a moment to reflect on how difficult the COVID-19 pandemic has been for indigenous peoples around the world and how much promise there is from ongoing initiatives to support and engage these communities who have much to teach…
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A row of bicycles from EcoBici in the Reforma Avenue in Mexico City

The bicycle can propel us towards a more sustainable future post-pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, the bicycle is an unmatched rival to permit a more hygienic way to move around, contribute to a sustainable recovery of the economy, and support the transformation of urban transport towards decarbonization. It is necessary to continue reclaiming the streets and…
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Chinese factory worker adjusting machinery

Industrial energy efficiency: the invisible climate solution

The burning of fossil fuels for energy is the largest single source of global greenhouse gas emissions. So, any effort to mitigate climate change must involve energy efficient strategies. After all, the easiest and cheapest clean energy solution lies in the energy that we don’t use. When it comes…
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The vaquita has now been classified as Critically Endangered with only about 60 individuals left in the wild. Photo: Paula Olson/NOAA.

Three ways to include biodiversity protection in your life, besides cutting back on totoaba bladders

The theme of this year’s International Day of Biodiversity is “Mainstreaming biodiversity; Sustaining people and their livelihoods” and if you’re like 99% of people you will then ask – what is mainstreaming biodiversity? Mainstreaming biodiversity is a broad term we use to describe a suite of…

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