1 – Zipline in the Mombacho Cloud Forest Reserve.
4 – Visit old fortresses baking under the hot Nicaraguan sun.
CIH has just updated its annual calculation of the loss of social rented homes since 2012, when the new policies of providing only homes at Affordable Rents began to kick in. Over the five years, despite the modest levels of new build just mentioned, the social rented stock has fallen by 151,000, or four per cent. Why is this happening?
6 – Visit bamboo weavers in Catarina.
Building of new homes for letting at social rents has fallen to a trickle – just 5,380 in the last financial year. The past five years have seen just 50,290 built altogether, most of these financed by social landlords without grant aid. Theresa May has promised to revive social renting “in those parts of the country where the need is greatest”, but will this be enough to reverse these losses, which get worse each year?
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But the Nicaraguan government’s critics say it is hypocritical. It is partnering with China to build a huge interoceanic canal, a rival to Panama that will take even bigger ships and – if it goes ahead – could be the world’s biggest construction project. At over 270km, it is more than three times the length of Panama’s, will cut through environmentally sensitive areas, consume huge quantities of materials and – most importantly – cross the biggest body of fresh water in Central America.
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I suggested it would be an excellent moment for Nicaragua to change its mind, though claim no credit for the subsequent decision – I can’t have been the only one to think so. By signing up, Nicaragua has now sent a signal that if small nations can take the climate crisis seriously then so should the big ones.
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Of course, when U.S. President Donald Trump declared that he would pull out of the agreement, his complaint was the opposite – that it was too onerous for the United States. By chance, I met Nicaragua’s climate change negotiator, Paul Oquist, a few days after Trump’s announcement at the start of June.