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North and Central America

How can successful approaches in the Dominican Republic be transferred to other countries? How does indigenous knowledge contribute to sustainable agriculture? Energy, biodiversity and climate action – these are the issues that akzente addresses in its reports on North and Central America.

Interamerikanischer Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte

A driving force behind ‘green’ case law

We visit the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Institute in San José, where human rights, nature and the environment are viewed in a new light.
Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot

‘Keeping future generations in mind’

An interview with Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor Poisot, Vice President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights – on climate change, human rights, nature and a common understanding across continents.
5 Mitarbeiterinnen auf einer Plantage aus der Vogelperspektive Soren Pessoa

Beyond the coffee bushes

A novel approach to protecting the climate and the environment in Costa Rica – join us on a finca that produces more than just climate-friendly coffee.
Andreas Villar GIZ

‘Nature conservation and environmental protection are taken seriously here’

Costa Rica is Germany’s ally on climate issues. Ahead of the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference, we talk to Andreas Villar, coordinator of the GIZ Climate and Biodiversity Cluster in Costa Rica.
Guillermo Pereira

‘For us, waste is valuable’

Three questions for Costa Rican Guillermo Pereira, founder and managing director of Fortech
Illustration of Dr Dessima Williams

‘Sustainability is a lesson of our history’

Grenada is promoting sustainable tourism, in line with SDG 12. Hotel owner and diplomat Dessima Williams explains what this involves.
The powerful voice of the Lenca people

The powerful voice of the Lenca people

Radio presenter Martina López provides environmental education over the airwaves in a Honduran biosphere reserve.
Momentum for the energy transition
In the Dominican Republic, the energy transition is gaining momentum. Many stakeholders are joining forces to ensure that the Caribbean nation achieves its climate targets.
‘We need new energy partnerships’
Antonio Almonte, Energy Minister of the Dominican Republic, explains how this Caribbean country can put its energy mix on a sustainable footing.
‘We cannot go back to the old normal’
Environment Minister Andrea Meza Murillo talks about Costa Rica’s ambitious goals for a green recovery from the pandemic.
Green is the colour of hope
An excursion to the area surrounding the La Tigra ­Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica illustrates how many ­people are working together in the interests of nature conservation – the private sector is also doing its bit for the green recovery.
Erntehelferin auf der Bananenplantage
Nature’s bounty
Why drones are joining chickens and bees in boosting biodiversity. A visit to the Núñez family farm in the Dominican Republic.