Water is life, and today it is scarcer than ever before. Worldwide, 2.2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water services, and 4.2 billion lack safe sanitation services. The outlook is aggravated by the global health, inequality, climate, environmental, and economic crises.
Idesam's Carbon Neutral Program will offset Fundación Avina’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2019. Fundación Avina has established a partnership with Idesam’s Carbon Neutral Program in Brazil to neutralize carbon emissions generated by its operations, such as electric power consumption, air travel, accommodations, and employees’ commutes to and from work. In 2019, Fundación Avina’s emissions in Latin America totaled 431.54 tons of CO2 equivalent. This corresponds to over 1,000 trees that will be planted by Idesam in the Sustainable Development Reserve of Uatumã, in the Amazon region.
As Latin-American countries have started easing down on the lockdown measures, the chance for a second wave of infection demands strict and rational control policies to keep fatalities minimized. A part of the hopes of the population to return to normality centers on the development of a vaccine that provides immunity, because despite the fact that a typical vaccine takes years to be developed, those that are being designed for this pandemic advance to a pace never seen before. However, for both the scientific community and public health officials, deciding when a vaccine will be ready for mass release to the public is a delicate balancing act.
Financial Statement Audit of Fundación Avina in relation to funds received from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for a readiness project “National Adaptation Planning in Peru”
The objective of the audit of the Financial Statement (FS) is to enable the auditor to express an independent opinion on the financial performance of the activities undertaken by Fundación Avina for funds received and expenditures under the readiness project “National Adaptation Planning in Peru” granted by the Green Climate Fund and managed by UNOPs; as well as an opinion on the Statement of Expenditures (SOE).
The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Latin America was identified in Brazil at the end of February, since then, the virus has spread all over the region causing more than 10.9 million infected people and more than 390 thousand deaths, making it the most affected region by the pandemic in the world.
The five-year strategic objective of the programme is “By 2025, local civil society groups have claimed a central role as empowered innovators, facilitators and advocates of climate solutions”. Our programme is about climate justice i.e. climate change is not only an environmental problem to be addressed but also a societal challenge with ethical and human rights aspects. Hence our intention is to build wide societal support for locally shaped climate solutions through an inclusive and rights-based approach. This includes building a broad-based climate alliance at country level, bridging divides (urban-rural, gender, youth), that amplifies voices in new, unusual ways.
The Response and Vision Fund announces eight global initiatives to transform our global economic system in the COVID-19 crisis.
The Response and Vision Fund announced in september its inaugural slate of grantees, investing in time-sensitive, opportunistic, and strategic responses to support vulnerable workers and frontline communities bearing the brunt of the economic crisis exacerbated by COVID-19. The fund’s goals are to support workers and communities to be at the center – with voice, power and priority – in the response and recovery investments of public and private institutions alike.
As democracy in Latin America is being threatened, a new multi-donor initiative called Pulsante is seeking to fund and support those fighting to protect it. In the current state of emergency produced by the pandemic, decision-making by governments has, in some cases, significantly strained their relationships with citizens.
Forty leading global organizations have united to launch the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs, pooling knowledge, experience and responses to alleviate suffering and advance new models of change for a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable world.
Amidst the tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic and home confinement, many people long for the joy and refuge of nature. The restrictions have heightened our collective awareness of nature’s many benefits — from the tranquillity of the outdoors to clean air and water, natural resources, disease suppression, and the capacity to help slow climate change and protect us from its impacts