Tricky politics have hampered renewable growth and plans to stop oil and gas exploration have sparked economic fears
Brazil will go back to the climate targets it drew up in 2015 while it works on new and improved ones
Debt-for-nature and debt-for-climate swaps are becoming more common, with Ecuador’s recent $1.6bn deal the biggest yet. How do they work?
Bolivia wants to chop down trees to grow soy, beef and palm oil while Venezuela is unwilling or unable to restrain illegal gold mining
The Belem Declaration echoes growing discontent with a new law prohibiting firms from importing goods linked to deforestation
Eight South American nations agreed on a list of joint actions to protect the Amazon rainforest, but failed to mention a long-awaited target to halt deforestation.
Colombia wants to restrict oil production while the Brazilian government is divided on the issue
When governments gather for the Amazon summit next week, they will talk about how to tackle drug traffickers who destroy forests
The EU wants environmental guarantees in case a future Brazilian government stops trying to protect the Amazon
With all their flaws, carbon offsets are not the solution to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest – leaders should acknowledge that
An upcoming summit on protecting the Amazon has become the focus of a Indigenous and civil society-led campaign to set up an exclusion zone for fossil fuels
Brussels and Buenos Aires agreed to work for a “stable delivery” of gas to Europe while cracking down on methane leaks and building renewables
Far-right president Jair Bolsonaro is gone but agribusiness and congress are still a threat to Brazil’s indigenous communities
Brazil, Argentina and others have opposed a levy on global shipping emissions at behind-closed-door talks in London
Argentina’s political class is promoting fossil fuels as a patriotic national endeavour and demonising any environmentalists who oppose them
The current Colombia head of an American coal miner will face trial, accused of giving money to right-wing paramilitaries in the late nineties