Adaptation to climate change has become a must.
With 2021 looking to be yet another record year in terms of extreme weather events and surface temperature, news of devastating floods and wildfires have become commonplace. The trend at large is clear: climate change is not something for the 2050s or 2100s. It is happening now and it is accelerating at an alarming pace.
Issues related to gender equity have gradually been incorporated into the trade policies and efforts across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). As proof of this movement, a large number of trade promotion organizations have been promoting the internationalization of companies led by women, recognizing the role of gender diversity to generate innovation, competitiveness and inclusive growth.
Institutional strengthening and data, keys to the government's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
Depending on our social environment, it may seem that gender equality in the business world has greatly increased recently in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and that it is unnecessary to further insist on it.
The data compiled in a study —together with the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (IDB INTAL) of the Inter-American Development Bank Group— tells us that inequality has been reduced; yet it is still a problem that needs to be addressed.
Something novel happened in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on August 16th: a cruise ship arrived in the country for the first time since March 2020. This was a sight for sore eyes for many businesses in this tourism-dependent economy, which saw international tourist arrivals drop by nearly 70% in 2020.View more posts
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