English | Español In my last blog post I suggested that the most important challenge for our region over the medium term is to manage growth without compromising the environment, the economy, governance and quality of life. Sustainable growth will depend, in the coming years, on large investments in land purchases and infrastructure to mitigate environmental risks and manage … [Lee más...] about A practical solution to finance urban transformations in Latin America
What are we doing about climate change?
English | Español We know that cities are key to tackling climate change, so how can we support them in mastering this challenge? Here are the 3 steps that we, in the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, take to help our partner cities find ways to reduce their carbon footprints and climate change vulnerability. At every stage, we work closely together with our … [Lee más...] about What are we doing about climate change?
When your waste makes you prettier
By Marcelo Facchina Macedo Bessa, Consultant with the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, Brazil Español | Português | English Sometimes all you need is a little push. Nobody in his or her right mind today would condemn or avoid recycling. Yet, we cannot say this is a widespread practice, at least in the Latin American and Caribbean region. According to a survey held … [Lee más...] about When your waste makes you prettier
Guidelines for Waste Plans
by Antonis Mavropoulos* On 1 March, in Sao Paolo, Brazil I had the pleasure and the honor to present the "Guidelines for Waste Master Plans" in a dedicated event organized by The Brazilian Association of Public Cleaning and Special Wastes Company (ABRELPE), the Environmental Company of the State of San Paolo (CETESBE), and the Regional Government of Sao Paolo. … [Lee más...] about Guidelines for Waste Plans