Learn more about the Latin America Conservation Council’s efforts to raise awareness and promote initiatives in the areas of Water Security, Sustainable Food Security and Smart Infrastructure.
The Peruvian Environmental Ministry announced its new rules for “nature for nature” compensation for impacts from infrastructure development, as determined by environmental impact assessments. This policy marks a milestone in the country’s path to sustainable development and thanks TNC for its technical support (see link).
LACC co-chair Roberto Hernandez and TNC President & CEO Mark Tercek signed a 5-year partnership agreement with CIAT’s Director, committing all three organizations to the common goal of doubling food production with no new habitat loss by promoting the adoption of innovative production practices. Read more
Hank Paulson, co-chair of the LACC is also co-chair in the Risky Business Project which is an economic research firm that specializes in analyzing disruptive global trends, with an independent assessment of the economic risks posed by a changing climate in the U.S (Read more)
TNC and Cargill have been working together for 10 years on sustanable practices for food production. See more.
The President of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and LACC Member Enrique García recently signed an agreement with TNC CEO and President Mark Tercek during the 3rd Annual LACC Meeting. This agreement intends to strengthen institutional capacities that will help to mitigate the environmental impact caused by infrastructure in the region. Read more
Dow seconded senior staffer Mira Inbar to conduct a market analysis for making the business case for water funds to water users - growing regional participation. Click to see her GreenBiz blog.
In July, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government recognized the Dow-TNC collaboration on valuing ecosystem services with the 2013 Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnership. Read More
Inter-American Development Bank President and LACC Member Alberto Moreno participated together with TNC CEO Mark Tercek in the launch of RIOS, the innovative Resource Investment Optimization System that supports the design of cost-effective investments in watershed services. Read more
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) President and LACC Member Enrique García Rodríguez recently signed an agreement with TNC CEO and President Mark Tercek in March 2013, laying out potential partnership opportunities in the areas of Water Security, Sustainable Food Security and Smart Infrastructure. Read more
IDB President and LACC Member Luis Alberto Moreno recently hosted a biodiversity seminar at IDB’s annual meeting in Panama in March 2013, focusing on biodiversity as a driver for development and announcing, among other things, the Latin America Conservation Council. LACC Members Stanley Motta, Director Copa Holdings, and Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, participated. Read more
Co-chair of the LACC, Henry M. Paulson and TNC CEO Mark Tercek were invited to the event “Coffee with leaders” in Monterrey, they talked with civil society, CEO’s, NGO’s and environmental leaders about sustainable development and natural capital. This was a great opportunity for Henry Paulson to present Water Funds Monterrey. Read more [Spanish]
How are we helping restore the natural systems that produce and filter water for 50 million people across Latin America? Read more about this public-private partnership working to restore 7 million acres of critical watersheds in Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and other countries. Read more
Stanley Motta, president of Copa Holdings and a member of the Latin America Conservation Council (LACC) actively participated, along with FEMSA Foundation, IDB and the Global Environment Facility in the exchange of successful experiences and innovative ideas for Water Funds in Panama the 18th, 19th and 20th of June 2013. Read more
Is there a way to locate and build dams so that they provide benefits while causing minimal environmental harm? Yes, as part of the LACC strategies TNC is working in partnership with government agencies to make the balance happen. Read more
The Cantareira System, a group of six reservoirs, is one of the largest water supply systems in the world. Learn more on TNC and partners are contributing to guarantee the amount and the quality of the water that arrives to about 10 million people in São Paulo. Read more [Portuguese]
TNC participated in a multisector partership, lead by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), for the production of the report "The Next Global Breadbasket: How Latin America Can Feed the World: A Call to Action for Addressing Challenges & Developing Solutions". This report presents evidence and information on how the actual resources have to double to satisfy our needs by 2050. To read the report click here.
As part of the 5 year plan, the TNC-Bunge partnership will support local producers to implement the New Forestry Code in Brazil, assuring that they can adopt the best sustainable agricultural practices. Read more
TNC and Cargill signed a new agreement in which they are supporting and pioneering a program that is guaranteeing the environmental legalization for soy producers in Brazil. Read more
Nature has a value and Dow is aware of it. As a pioneer company they are incorporating the value of nature into their business goals, decisions and strategies. Read more on how TNC and Dow are changing paradigms in the business arena. Read more
LACC Members in Mexico are actively promoting Sustainable Food Security. Take a look into a journey through Mexico's sustainable production in the regions of Yucatan and Chiapas. Click here
The Nature Conservancy and the LACC hosted an “Innovation Laboratory" bringing together Latin American and Chinese hydropower development leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss strengthening hydropower sustainability standards in Latin America. Read more
As Latin America continues to grow, it will need new infrastructure. The challenge is to encourage “smarter” infrastructure, which implies helping preserve the region’s environment and natural systems while building sustainable projects for people’s growth. Learn more about smart infrastructure in the Tapajos from an article by Ana Cristina Barros prepared for the Inter-American Development Bank. (read more)
Learn more about the new model created by The Nature Conservancy supported by the Ministry of Environment of Colombia in which companies are required to compensate for the biodiversity areas they affect in Colombia. Read more [Spanish]
The Development by Design approach of TNC seeks to advance a better way forward where development can be an engine for economic growth and support the healthy natural systems we all depend upon. See the video
Terra-I detects land-cover changes resulting from human activities in near real-time, producing updates every 16 days. Learn more on how this tools is being used by The Nature Conservancy to measure land and forest degradation in protected areas in 19 Latin America Countries. Read more
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