Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) must get ready to face the serious consequences of climate change. With 81% of its population residing in urban areas, cities are at the forefront line to play a leading role in climate action. Why is this so important? Around 70% of the region's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are generated in urban areas and almost 80% of disaster losses … [Read more...] about Towards a Sustainable Future: Climate Action in Latin American and Caribbean Cities
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) faces one of the greatest threats to its sustainable development: the effects of climate change. The impacts of global warming, such as rising temperatures, loss of biodiversity and extreme weather events (hurricanes, droughts, floods, etc.), are becoming increasingly evident in our region. In order to address them, and to achieve the … [Read more...] about How can Latin American and Caribbean cities foster climate action?
October 31, World Cities Day Today is World Cities Day (WCD). While many people will read or hear about the importance of commemorating this day, few may know exactly what it celebrates. Let's delve into some history. In 2013, the United Nations established WCD with the aim of fostering cooperation among countries to address the challenges posed by urbanism and contribute to … [Read more...] about IDB Mayors Forum 2022: four lessons to address climate change in cities
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the second region in the world most exposed to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. Adapting to them is an urgent need for everyone, and very special for cities, where more than 80% of the population lives. Having the appropriate urban infrastructure for natural phenomena is one of the best ways to achieve this … [Read more...] about Why is it necessary to finance climate-resilient housing?