What are UNFCCC and COP20?

What are UNFCCC and COP20?

The United Nations will hold COP20, the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), starting December 1st in Lima, Peru. This conference is a precursor for the COP21 in Paris, 2015, in which...
Environmental Impact of Illegal Mining

Environmental Impact of Illegal Mining

Illegal mining in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest is having a severe impact on the environment. According to Juan José Córdova, leader of the energy sector at KPMG Peru, “it is estimated that 30 to 40 [metric] tons of mercury are dumped into the environment annually...
How Satellite Imagery Can Halt Deforestation

How Satellite Imagery Can Halt Deforestation

Imazon, a non-profit research institution, is working on a new way to stop deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Working closely with the government of the Brazilian state of Pará, Imazon is using satellite imagery and advanced mapping techniques to monitor...