We can be certain about one thing when it comes to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus: the only way to solve global problems is by coming up with global solutions. The rapid spread of the virus across the world during the first few months of 2020 highlighted the intrinsic ways the world is interconnected, the illusory nature of borders, and the shortcomings of local solutions to planet-wide problems. By the end of April 2021, over 130 million people around the world contracted COVID-19 and nearly 3 million died from it. Thirty percent of COVID-related deaths occurred in Latin America.
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
Avina’s statement on water and access to sanitation services in latin america. Latin America has approximately 630 million inhabitants and an abundance of water resources, yet 35 million Latin Americans do not have access to potable water and 106 million lack sanitation. (1) Coincidentally, the people who lack access to [...]
Avina’s position on the mining and use of asbestos. Avina was founded in 1994 by Stephan Schmidheiny, a pioneering entrepreneur who, starting in the 1970s, led the global shift to eliminate the use of asbestos until he left the industry completely in the late 1980s. In line with the history [...]
We trust in Brazil and the Brazilians! Brazilian men and women are not the only ones who are surprised by the constant revelations of deep and extensive financing relationships of certain private groups with many of the Brazilian political parties and leaders. That feeling is shared by all of us [...]