Using corporate offsetting to finance climate change adaptation

The financing gap for climate adaptation is huge- the World Bank estimates that developing countries need somewhere between US$70 to...
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What do we mean by sustainable infrastructure?

Have you ever seen a building in your hometown that was never finished due to insufficient money? Have you suffered power outages due...
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Before running, learn to walk: Reducing electricity losses as a first step to ensure energy security

Latin America and the Caribbean is the region that loses the most electricity in its transmission and distribution systems. Only in...
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Low carbon development opportunities with China

By Guy Edwards. As Latin American and Caribbean countries increasingly court Asia and especially China as a major trade and investment...
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Current water crisis leaves Latin America thirsty for sustainability

Brazilians are raging. Much like in the movies. Sao Paulo’s unsustainable growth strikes again. But this time traffic congestion is not...
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5 ways lack of access to energy affects women

By providing energy access, governments generate the conditions that ensure the basic health and welfare of their citizens, especially...
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Harnessing the power of microfinance to bring financing to those most vulnerable

Low-income communities in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have broad access to clean energy and energy efficient technologies;...
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Is more natural gas good for our planet?

Most experts agree that Latin America’s increased use of natural gas to generate electricity is here to stay. Why? And what could...
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Free course on climate finance essentials. Apply today!

The enrollment period for the ‘Climate Finance Essentials: Innovative Finance for the Climate Change Challenge’ course is now open...
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Is there such a thing as the “perfect” hydropower dam?

Big hydroelectric projects are rife with risks. Though cleaner than carbon-based energy sources, they have potential negative impacts...
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Geothermal Energy and Fuel Prices: Time to Seize the Moment

When the price of oil drops, there are winners and losers. People tend to think that all types of renewable energy lose out to cheap...
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We have the winners of our bloggers contest!

The time to publish the results of our contest for bloggers has finally arrived! After much deliberation, the jury has decided on a...
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Recursos de acceso abierto sobre suelos

La FAO declaró el año 2015 como el Año Internacional de los Suelos. Esta decisión busca aumentar concientización entre la sociedad...
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El bosque de los niños

Por Paula Ellinger da Fonseca, finalista del concurso de blogueros.  ¿Te acuerdas de tu infancia? Hace poco me acordé de la mía. Y...
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Oportunidades de desarrollo bajo en carbono con China

Por Guy Edwards Mientras los países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe buscan cada vez más a Asia y especialmente a China como importantes...
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¿Qué entendemos por infraestructura sostenible?

¿Has visto en tu ciudad alguna construcción que nunca se concluyó por falta de recursos? ¿Has sufrido interrupciones del servicio de...
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