This year World Environment Day finds us amidst a crisis generated by the strain that humans have put on the planet. The pandemic has shown us the fragile state of the world and the social and economic dependency we have on our natural resources. At P4P we remain committed to work on nature-based solutions to ensure social, economic and environmental resilience, while ensuring conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.
As part of the partnership with Fundación Plan21, P4P will be counting and offsetting the carbon footprint of our organization. This is our commitment to climate responsibility. We will also endeavor to provide our clients the option to move towards achieving their climate goals.
Climate change adaptation cannot wait for the future, it has to start now! The tourism sector of Costa Rica has a great economic impact and multiplier effect, but it struggles in practicing a climate change adaptation strategy. The signs of climate change are already perceived in the ground gained at our beaches, water stress, or increased rainfall. It is time for a climate change adaptation strategy.
The Seventh Summit of the Americas for the first time brought together heads of state and government leaders from every country in the Western Hemisphere. The creation of The Clean Energy Finance Facility — a $20 million facility designed to encourage investment in clean energy projects, was announced. The facility should provide early stage funding for private and public sector investments, with financing and technical expertise from various U.S. agencies. The initiative demonstrates a new focus on clean energy initiatives and a growing regional cooperation.
Planet 4 People and Argentina-based non profit organization, Fundación Plan 21, announce a new collaboration for training sessions and capacity building projects throughout Latin America. The organizations will join forces to provide valuable training sessions related to sustainable tourism and development, as well as international capacity building projects and programs that focus on market-based approaches to sustainability throughout Latin America.
Planet4People is born out of the concern of like minded people to do something to address the many unmet needs that lead to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015. Together we bring experience, expertise and passion to support the efforts to achieve these goals.