20 May 2020 | Infographic
Public participation and access to information and knowledge are essential to design and apply effective climate policies.The Escazú Agreement is an unprecedented tool to catalyse climate governance and action in Latin America and the Caribbean.
23 May 2019 | Infographic
Latin America and the Caribbean contributes less than 10% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mostly from the energy sector, agriculture and land use change | Progress towards fulfilment of the Paris Agreement requires decarbonization of the economies | Investment in renewable energies and electromobility are key elements of the environmental big push | The region has great potential in hydroelectric, wind, solar and geothermal energy.
22 April 2019 | Infographic
To contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in a healthy environment and to sustainable development, the first regional environmental treaty of Latin America and the Caribbean guarantees the full and effective implementation of the rights of access to environmental information, public participation in the environmental decision-making process and access to justice in environmental matters.
23 May 2018 | Infographic
Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development guarantees that all persons, particularly those in vulnerable situations, have access to timely and reliable information, can participate significantly in the decisions that affect their lives and have access to justice in environmental matters, thereby
contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
2 May 2018 | Infographic
In 2018, ECLAC will hold its 37th session in Cuba, in which representatives from its 46 member-States and 13 associate members will debate the main challenges for implementing the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean.
7 June 2017 | Infographic
7 June 2017 | Infographic
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Many countries are in the early stages of conceptualizing
a strategy for SDG implementation. Therefore, the
importance of national mainstreaming of the SDGs is
critical to have national ownership of the 2030 Agenda.
As Governments undertake to mainstream the SDGs in
their national development plans, it is important to ensure
that national, subnational and subregional indicators,
as well as data collection and reporting arrangements
are designed and implemented in a way that will enable
globally comparable and standardized statistics to be
compiled by the National Statistical Systems (NSS) of
Caribbean countries. For example, the crucial role of
national institutional infrastructure to drive the SDGs must
be emphasized. In addition, the importance of quality,
timely and disaggregated data must be recognized and
the capacity needed to collect, analyse and report data and
statistics must be put in place.
9 May 2017 | Infographic
Most small island developing States (SIDS) are net
energy importers and utilize mainly fossil energy
sources to drive their economies and meet social
needs. Fossil energy is used primarily for power
generation and domestic transportation. In light of
the global challenges that arise from climate change,
many countries have initiated strategies and projects
for deploying renewable energy technologies, as
well as enhancing energy efficiency (EE). In 2016,
the International Monitory Fund (IMF) estimated that
transportation accounted for 36 per cent of the total
primary energy consumed in the Caribbean subregion.
This information highlights the importance of increasing
energy efficiency in the transportation sector as one
of several strategies to improve sustainability. To date
however, efforts to transition to renewable energy (RE)
and to enhance EE in domestic transportation systems
remain very limited.
9 September 2015 | Infographic
This infographic is part of a series produced by ECLAC to assess the degree of compliance with the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in Latin America and the Caribbean.
18 June 2015 | Infographic
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines currently use over 66% of their total energy consumption on transport, meanwhile Grenada and Saint Lucia both use over 50%.
30 April 2015 | Infographic
In Latin America and the Caribbean, 80% of the population lives in cities. The urbanization process has contributed to the region’s economic and social development. At the same time, cities reflect the poverty and inequality that still persist and they are the battleground for efforts to stop environmental degradation. ECLAC contends that each city’s development model must ensure its economic, social and environmental sustainability.
18 June 2014 | Infographic
Latin American and Caribbean countries are exposed to extreme natural events that can unleash disasters, depending on the vulnerabilities of each. The sectors most at risk are those with high social vulnerability.
2 April 2014 | Infographic
Agriculture faces the challenge of providing food in sufficient quality and quantity to satisfy the demands of a population that will keep growing and whose purchasing power will continue to rise, in the context of climate change and greater social and environmental awareness.