Take a moment to picture the Caribbean 20 years from today. Think about the country where you live. What does it look like? Is it technologically advanced? Is it resilient? Are you safe, productive and happy? Every action that we take today creates the world we will live in tomorrow. It is with this and present challenges facing the region in mind, that the IDB and its … [Read more...] about A glimpse of what the Caribbean could be…
Climate Change & Environment
News of effective vaccines give us hope that soon, the pandemic will be behind us. Global leaders are now asking: how can we prepare for a better future? The pandemic and the climate crisis: rooted in the same social vulnerabilities, leading to similar social impacts A better future cannot simply mimic the pre-COVID world. This crisis has revealed how socioeconomic … [Read more...] about How climate-friendly strategies can help create good jobs in a carbon-free recovery
With almost 95% of its territory covered by tropical green forest, Suriname is considered as one of the greenest countries in the world. But this title comes with the responsibility to care for the environment. The sustainable management of resources and waste is fundamental to protect and preserve the forests and landscapes of Suriname. However, waste management in the country … [Read more...] about Run Out of Waste Day in Suriname
De COVID-19 pandemie heeft enkele belangrijke aandachtspunten voor de private sector van Suriname naar voren gebracht, aandachtspunten zoals onvoldoende digitalisering, financiële inclusie en infrastructuur. De private sector van Suriname had al te kampen met een ongunstig ondernemingsklimaat voordat COVID-19 het land trof en er was hoop dat het jaar 2020 enkele positieve … [Read more...] about De private sector van Suriname lijdt. Meer digitalisering, financiële inclusie en infrastructuur kunnen hierbij helpen.
“I am not closing anything. This is the start. This is the beginning. This is the point from which we move.” These were the words of Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator CEO Racquel Moses as she closed the curtain on the first Pivot Event. The two week-long event ended in October with the presentation of nine moonshots for the Caribbean by 2040. The Pivot Event brought … [Read more...] about When the End is just the Beginning: getting the Caribbean to think big