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Month: May 2024

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How Brazil Can Strengthen its Infrastructure to Combat the Climate Crisis

How Brazil Can Strengthen its Infrastructure to Combat the Climate Crisis

Dr. Edivando Vitor do Couto To comprehend the gravity and urgency of the climate crisis, it is essential to distinguish between the terms “climate crisis” and “climate change.” Climate change refers to long-term alterations in the Earth’s climate patterns, including variations in temperature, precipitation, and other meteorological phenomena over decades or centuries. This process is…
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More than 20 million in Latin America and the Caribbean are threatened by climate change.

More than 40 million in Latin America and the Caribbean are threatened by climate change.

Adequate Measures expected eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 29 May 2024 – Tens of millions of people living in low-elevation coastal areas in Latin America and the Caribbean are facing the consequences of extreme weather events that threaten their lives and livelihoods and the hospitals they depend on, according to a new study by UNFPA, the UN Population Fund. …
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Suriname, Guyana in the Eastern Caribbean and Namibia in Western Africa

Suriname, Guyana in the Eastern Caribbean and Namibia in Western Africa 

Latest Global Fossil Fuel Players  eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 27 May 2024– Namibia has the potential to replicate Suriname’s and Guyana’s success in the oil sector, said NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.  In a recent conversation with Petroleum Economist’s editor-in-chief, Paul Hickin, Ayuk praised the new oil rich countries for their rich geological resources but…
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Over one third of Amazon rainforest is struggling to recover from drought.

‘Critical slowing down’ of recovery raises concern over forest’s resilience to ecosystem collapse eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 27 May 2024–More than a third of the Amazon rainforest is struggling to recover from drought, according to a new study that warns of a “critical slowing down” of this globally important ecosystem. The signs of weakening resilience raise concerns that…
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Message from the deepest of my soul and heart to those who mean well with repairing and polishing the country:

Message from the deepest of my soul and heart

to those who mean well with repairing and polishing the country Anton JieSamFoek / eyesonsuriname Message from the deepest of my soul and heart to those who mean well with repairing and polishing the country: Being part of the problem is no solution for Suriname. Being part of a productive and creative solution is.Oftewel: Maak geen…
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Rio Grande do Sul: What Will We Learn from This Historic Tragedy?

Dr. Edivando Vitor do Couto/ eyesonbrasil Amsterdam, 24 May 2024–Writing another piece about the historic tragedy in Rio Grande do Sul is challenging due to its complexity and the profound impact it has had on all of us. This tragedy affected all layers of society, from the richest to the poorest, regardless of color, sexual…
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New recoverable oil sources found in Suriname

New recoverable oil sources found in Suriname

Hopeful signs for the country eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 20 may 2024–Petronas’ Roystonea-1 and Fusaea-1 discoveries in Block 52 offshore Suriname are estimated to hold recoverable resources approaching 400 million barrels, according to new numbers released by UK-based consultancy group Wood Mackenzie.  “This could be enough to support an FPSO [floating production storage and offloading vessel] with…
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How to measure the risks and impact of financing on nature

How to measure the risks and impact of financing on nature

eyesonsuriname Understanding nature-related risks and impact and how you can manage those risks and impact is the ambition of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). The TNFD is an international partnership of, among others, the United Nations and WWF that Rabobank has been a co-developing member of since its foundation in 2021. After two…
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Sustainable Food

Sustainable Food & Agri-sector

eyesonsuriname By 2050 there will be nearly 10 billion mouths to feed. And though we produce more food today than at any other time in history, our food system is under stress. Climate change impacts threaten predictable growing seasons and grower livelihoods. Soil health and biodiversity are in decline. An estimated one third of food…
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WoodMac estimates 4.6 billion barrels discovered offshore Suriname

WoodMac: 4.6 billion barrels of oil discovered offshore Suriname.

Plus 12.5 trillion Cubic Feet of Gas eyesonsuriname Amsterdam, 20 May 2024–The Consultancy Group of Wood Mackenzie has put Suriname’s oil resource count at more than 2.4 billion barrels and its natural gas resources at 12.5 trillion cubic feet (tcf). Based on WoodMac’s numbers, assuming one trillion cubic feet of gas equals 176 million barrels of…
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