Carlos Argentino, one of the classic interpreters of tropical music, used to sing, “Life is more fun in the sea.” And it's true that beaches in Latin America and the Caribbean are among the best in the world. They are public spaces that bring together all of society, and many of them contribute to the preservation of the environment and the economic development of their … [Read more...] about The best beaches in Latin America: development and conservation
Sustainable Development: Can money for forest conservation really work?
Money for forests, that’s essentially Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. And why not? Almost 80% of Guyana is covered in rainforest: suitable for timber extraction, post-harvest agriculture, and it has significant mineral deposits below its surface. The question for any administration in a developing country is “how to accelerate the development process to attain the … [Read more...] about Sustainable Development: Can money for forest conservation really work?
IDB Adopts Mount Prospect Hillside
What happened when a group of some 40 persons from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) took a trek to the mountains and camped out for half a day? 700 trees got planted!!! This is exactly what happened on May 3, 2014 when the IDB Country Office Jamaica, in association with the IDB Jamaica Family Association, IDB Corporate Environmental and Social Responsibility Program … [Read more...] about IDB Adopts Mount Prospect Hillside
Combatting the Terror of Flooding
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9824382gOsA Flooding is by no means a problem experienced alone by those in tropical climates, but it afflicts the lives of people across the world. In February of this year, we saw the villages of Moorland and Fordgate in the United Kingdom besieged by flood waters and the grim impact of flooding in Burundi. Further underscoring the case that … [Read more...] about Combatting the Terror of Flooding
World Water Day
Water plays a tremendous role in everything we do. Water cannot be substituted, nor is it replaceable. It is a scarce resource needed in everyday life. On March 22, 2014 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in collaboration with Government of Jamaica through the Ministry of Water Land Environment and Climate Change collectively brought stakeholder attention to the … [Read more...] about World Water Day