The Americas were still recovering from the multiple economic and social challenges triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic when war broke out in Ukraine, increasing global tensions. These two vastly distinct types of disasters underline how important human resilience is. Resilience was on our minds when we began examining the private sector's role during this disruptive and … [Read more...] about A resilient private sector puts forward an ambitious plan for sustainable and inclusive growth in the Americas
Many times, when we talk about the Amazon, we tend to see its importance as the home of nearly half of the tropical carbon stocks in the world. But a detailed view shows that there is underlying economic potential to catalyze forest conservation and restoration with sustainable social and economic development activities through forest-compatible export … [Read more...] about The Virtuous Path of Exports ‘Compatible’ with the Brazilian Amazon Forest
Like their colleagues around the world, trade ministers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) can barely get a break these days. Backlashes against globalization at home and abroad were swiftly followed by a public health crisis and geopolitical tensions that revived long-dormant calls for protection. As if that wasn’t enough, trade policy has also been called to play a role … [Read more...] about Can trade policy contribute to fighting global warming in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Why Is It Essential? Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate, with the last decade being by far the warmest one on record. The severe implications of the implied climate change have made the green and sustainability imperatives clearer than ever. Countries around the world have accordingly made new commitments and taken action to fight climate change, often setting more … [Read more...] about Promoting Green FDI: Essential but Invisible to the Eye?
Trade and investment relations between Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have come a long way. As the two economies embraced trade liberalization in the early 1990s, their bilateral trade grew at an impressive annual rate of 11.5%—reaching a record high of US$57 billion in 2021. The trade boom came along with US$26 billion in investments by Korean firms in the … [Read more...] about Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean: Partners for Sustainable Trade and Investment￼