06 Jan 2014
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Ministry of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger of Brazil signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to combine efforts in activities addressing the development of a sustainable food chain in Brazil, ways of reducing food waste and loss, and strategies to improve access to organic and healthy food.
02 Jan 2014

Peru is the country chosen to host the 2014 UN climate conference, a key meeting for trying to advance an ambitious plan to rein in greenhouse emissions which is planned for agreement in 2015.

20 Dec 2013

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $300 million contingent loan through its Contingent Credit Facility to help Peru mitigate the impact that severe or catastrophic natural disasters could have on its public finances.


09 Mar 2016

In November 2015, 50 million cubic metres of waste was unleashed after a tailings dam collapsed in the Gualaxo River Valley.

Studies & Presentations

25 Jul 2016

Amazonia is the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth, and the debate over how many tree species grow there remains contentious. Here we provide a checklist of all tree species collected to date, and describe spatial and temporal trends in data accumulation. We report 530,025 unique collections of trees in Amazonia, dating between 1707 and 2015, for a total of 11,676 species in 1225 genera and 140 families. 

19 Jan 2016

Costa Rica’s Payments for Ecosystems Services (PES) programme has become something of an icon in the world of PES. Its hitches and successes provide a valuable source of information and inspiration for other countries interested in exploring ‘policymixes’ of economic and regulatory instruments to promote ecosystems conservation and regeneration.