South America

Chilean carbon market takes slow walk into next phase

Political uncertainty are hindering efforts to overhaul Chile’s $5/t CO2 tax with offsetting provisions and a tradable market instrument.

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IDB approves $300m loan for Costa Rica’s decarbonisation

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will back Costa Rica’s National Decarbonisation Plan, which aims for net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Petrobras signs first $1.25Bn sustainability loan

The credit line, struck with Bank of China, MUFG and Bank of Nova Scotia, is tied with the firm’s reduction targets in GHG intensity in E&P and refining.

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Brazil recognises Paris Agreement as human rights treaty

The Brazilian Supreme Court is the world’s first constitutional court to do so, a move which could inspire a global movement for other courts to follow.

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Colombia to ban production of new fossil fuels

Newly-elected President Gustavo Petro pledges to ban production, in move to make Colombia the largest fossil fuel producer to do so.

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Brazil to quicken carbon market launch

Brazil plans to issue a decree this month to create a carbon market, rather than wait for legislation to be approved in congress.

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Carbon credit stock exchange to launch in Rio

Rio de Janeiro is launching a stock exchange for carbon credits and sustainable assets and signed a protocol of intent with Nasdaq.

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Chile prices first sovereign sustainability bond

Chile has become the first sovereign to print a sustainability-linked bond (SLB).

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Indigenous Guatemalan demand sovereignty over oil

The case could set an international precedent for indigenous people to control resources on their land.

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Major Brazilian coal mine license suspended

The Federal Justice decision was granted as a response to a request from local Indigenous and environmental organizations.

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Chile rewrites constitution for climate change

The South American country of Chile is currently writing a new constitution to tackle a "climate and ecological emergency."

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Brazil stops monitoring deforestation in Cerrado

The Brazilian government announced that it would stop monitoring deforestation in the Cerrado region.

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