North and Central America

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  • 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.