Did you know that the wood industry is one of the most prosperous sectors worldwide? In fact, the forestry sector directly employs more than 18.21 million people globally and contributes more than 540 billion dollars to world GDP. This sector, when properly regulated to prevent illegal deforestation, is vital for the environment, since the nurture and management of healthy … [Read more...] about How does Uruguay promote wood as a housing construction material?
Wood as a housing construction material: what are its benefits?
Wood has been one of the most used building materials since the beginning of history. Although the use of steel, concrete or iron has brought significant advances to construction, wood has never lost its popularity. In fact, the number of wooden buildings around the world may surprise many readers. Did you know that countries such as Japan, Scotland or the United States are … [Read more...] about Wood as a housing construction material: what are its benefits?
Do neighborhood improvement programs improve school attendance?
Every January 24 we commemorate the International Day of Education. This celebration offers us an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of quality education for countries to break the cycle of poverty that leaves behind millions of children, youth, and adults. For this reason, today's blog will be dedicated to present a recent study that has found evidence of the … [Read more...] about Do neighborhood improvement programs improve school attendance?
10 lines of action and 20 measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in informal settlements
On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified the new Coronavirus or nCoV-2019 as a pandemic. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), thousands of confirmed cases have already been reported, in almost all the countries of the region, and an increasing number of deaths. The number of cases, the number of deaths and the number of affected countries is … [Read more...] about 10 lines of action and 20 measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in informal settlements