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Fundación Avina partners with Idesam’s Carbon Neutral Program

December 11th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

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. 

The Response and Vision Fund announces eight global initiatives to transform our global economic system in the COVID-19 crisis.

September 14th, 2020|Categories: NEWS|

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.

Press releases and statements.

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October 13th, 2021|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

“They said our names, and they said they are bringing us somewhere else. We did not know we were going back to Haiti.  Nobody told us we were going back to Haiti.  We need to go back to Chile, but now we have no money left and no home.  What will become of my children?”  

The COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be A Global Public Good

May 5th, 2021|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

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. 

“And/also”, not “Either/or”–The need to restore nature AND cut emissions

May 4th, 2020|Categories: POSITION STATEMENTS|

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

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