by Guest bloggers, René Osorio and Steve Brito Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User Dantadd It is difficult to find any Mexican who does not have friends or family living in other countries. And one of the key features shared by Mexicans who live in the United States is that they send billions of dollars to their native country every year. Remittances received in Mexico … [Read more...] about The relationship between remittances and crime in Mexico
What exactly is an energy-efficient home? A more efficient home implies a reduced use of energy and other resources, such as water. How can an energy-efficient home benefit your personal economy and the environment? First, when we reduce the consumption of energy at home, we help to reduce the impact of climate change on a global scale because we produce fewer emissions … [Read more...] about Five low-cost technologies to make your home more energy-efficient
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
What do Bob Marley and climate change have in common? Never would I have thought there might be a connection between Bob Marley and climate change. “It’s all about ‘One Love,’” repeated the Honorable Minister Ian Hayles of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, when he opened the Climate Investment Fund (CIF) Partnership Forum in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Obviously the … [Read more...] about Climate finance and Climate Investment Funds
by IDB The high cost of energy for most Caribbean countries is having a negative effect on their economies. Do you have an innovative sustainable energy solution? Mexico, South Korea, and the Inter-American Development Bank want to foster innovation in sustainable energy technology and are offering funding to a select few. … [Read more...] about Energy Solutions Anyone???