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  1. Warming blamed for increase in Zika prevalence
    Warming blamed for increase in Zika prevalence 8 Feb 2016

    With average temperatures at a record high, warming could be to blame for spread of virus.

    Africa,South America,Worldwide
  2. IRENA confirms $46m for renewables projects in the Caribbean, Africa
    IRENA confirms $46m for renewables projects in the Caribbean, Africa 22 Jan 2016

    The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have announced new loans for renewables projects in the Caribbean and Africa

    Africa,North America,South America,Finance,Sustainable Energy
  3. Brazil to play vital role at COP21
    Brazil to play vital role at COP21 24 Nov 2015

    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says Brazil will play crucial role at UN climate summit

    Europe,South America,Policy,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  4. Mexico to overhaul electricity sector with new renewables auction
    Mexico to overhaul electricity sector with new renewables auction 12 Nov 2015

    Mexico will start its first auction of renewable energy certificates to overhaul the electricity sector and end the state-owned power company's monopoly

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy
  5. South American COP21 climate plans insufficient says new study
    South American COP21 climate plans insufficient says new study 2 Nov 2015

    South American governments should be doing more to halt global warming under 2˚C, according to a report published last Thursday

    South America,Carbon Reduction,COP 21
  6. China buys 600MW Mexican wind power project
    China buys 600MW Mexican wind power project 19 Oct 2015

    Chinese wind energy group Envision Energy has purchased a controlling stake in a 600 megawatt wind energy project in Mexico

    Asia,South America,Finance,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction
  7. Norway to complete $1bn Amazon protection project
    Norway to complete $1bn Amazon protection project 16 Sep 2015

    Norway will make a final payment of $100m to Brazil this year as part of the Amazon Fund to reduce deforestation

    Europe,South America,Finance,Policy,Carbon Reduction
  8. France and Peru hold Paris meeting to work on COP21 climate deal
    France and Peru hold Paris meeting to work on COP21 climate deal 7 Sep 2015

    Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change is taking place in the French capital this week in preparation for UN climate conference in December

    Europe,South America,Policy,COP 21
  9. Brazil to hit 9 GW of wind power by 2016
    Brazil to hit 9 GW of wind power by 2016 4 Sep 2015

    Brazil will reach 9 GW of total installed wind power capacity by the end of the year, according the nation’s Wind Energy Association

    South America,Sustainable Energy
  10. Costa Rica sets 94 day record for using 100% clean energy
    Costa Rica sets 94 day record for using 100% clean energy 25 Aug 2015

    Costa Rica is on course to become the first country in the world to achieve carbon neutrality after 2007 pledge to go 100 per cent carbon neutral by 2021

    South America,Policy,Sustainable Energy,Carbon Reduction

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