The difference between working together or working independently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals–or SDGs —is becoming clearer as the climate and environment are getting more complex. In other words, sustainable development and climate change adaptation go together like stripes on a zebra. P4G, which stands for Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030, … [Read more...] about Going Green together: How can P4G Acceleration Partnerships promote development in Latin American cities?
In many countries, you will often hear people start a conversation by talking about the weather. The typical explanation for this is that weather is such a neutral topic that it is relatively safe to use it as an opening line. But, to what extent is this changing? Climate change is a variation in the “average weather,” which scientifically refers to the statistical … [Read more...] about Two ways that cities can adapt to climate change
As the world’s population becomes increasingly concentrated in cities, we are witnessing the urbanization of disasters. Hurricanes Florence, Maria and Irma and recent earthquakes in Ecuador, Haiti, and Mexico all underscore urban risk. And smaller scale events like fires and floods can have disproportionately large impacts in cities given high population … [Read more...] about 10 Platforms to Monitor Hurricanes and Disasters in Cities
Updated building codes can help the Caribbean face disaster. But the region also needs a better way to think about preparedness. The aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria renewed calls to fortify Caribbean cities. Recently, the Inter-American Development Bank pledged U$1 billion in loans to support a more resilient Caribbean. The hurricanes that recently battered … [Read more...] about How the Caribbean Can Prepare for More Violent Hurricanes
English | Español Last week, 195 nations took an important step towards avoiding the most dangerous impacts of climate change when laying out a framework to cut global greenhouse gas emissions at the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. While the biggest challenges lie still ahead, many observers see the agreement as a clear signal for change in how … [Read more...] about Creating Momentum for Change in Latin American and Caribbean Cities