At nearly 15,000 feet above sea level, the highland regions surrounding Peru’s Mount Salkantay are home to the most elevated forests in the world. But locals say these forests are under threat.
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It’s basically impossible not to be humbled by the natural beauty of Peru. But, as tourism continues to rise in the region, this brings to mind a vital question: How can we ensure travelers tread lightly — leaving no negative footprint on the region or, ideally, making a positive impact on the communities they visit?
This morning, Nick Nuttall, coordinator of communications and outreach for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), told the press that COP21 negotiations will continue into Saturday “to reach the best possible deal.” While we’re waiting to see if the Paris talks will culminate in a long-awaited global agreement on climate change, let’s catch up on all the big news of the week.
On Tuesday morning in Paris, Oxfam Australia’s executive director, Helen Szok, issued the following statement about the ongoing COP21 negotiations: “Developing countries are at risk of being squeezed out of critical negotiations as the pace of talks intensifies. The small delegations of the poorest countries are being stretched, and it is vital that ministers ensure their voices are heard on critical issues like climate funding as the deadline for the Paris deal looms.” TriplePundit sat down with Heather Coleman, who manages Oxfam America’s climate policy work, to find out more.
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If you haven’t already heard, the 21st Session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) kicked off this week in Paris — and the TriplePundit team is on the ground taking in all the action. Did you catch all the big news? Spend a few minutes this afternoon to make sure.