Four out of ten Latin Americans and Caribbeans live in food insecurity, that is, they lack regular access to food. The pandemic, and the war in Ukraine, have sharply pushed back already poor malnutrition rates. Transforming agrifood systems will be the main strategy for ensuring food security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). However, the planning of our cities can play … [Read more...] about World Hunger Day: How and why should we integrate urban agriculture into city planning?
Earth Day 2023: promoting the use of wood as a sustainable construction material in Uruguay
International competition for social interest architecture in wood They purify the air, regulate the climate, control rainfall, protect the soil from erosion and serve as a home for hundreds of animal and plant species. Can anybody doubt of the many benefits that trees offer us? They deserve our care and protection. The controlled felling of trees, although many people … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2023: promoting the use of wood as a sustainable construction material in Uruguay
IDB Mayors Forum 2022: four lessons to address climate change in cities
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 what exactly it is being celebrated. Let's take a look to some history. In 2013, the United Nations established the WCD with the aim of fostering cooperation among countries to address the challenges posed by … [Read more...] about IDB Mayors Forum 2022: four lessons to address climate change in cities
Why should the private sector get involved in the development of green housing?
Before COVID-19 came into our lives, no one could have imagined that for many of us, the world would be largely reduced to the four walls of our home for almost two years. Lockdown underscored just how important our homes are for our quality of life and the urgent need to guarantee access to housing for all, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), where there is an … [Read more...] about Why should the private sector get involved in the development of green housing?
How does Uruguay promote wood as a housing construction material?
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?