Any of us who have moved to a new home lived through an adaptation phase. And every change has an element of disorder, although the change is planned, desired and announced. However, in most cases, the discomfort lasts longer than expected, and the adaptation ends up not being concluded because simply some details or, the most critical factors for our quality of life and … [Read more...] about This is not my home: beyond a family’s physical resettlement
Infrastructure is the backbone for economic development and growth. With annual investment in infrastructure $300bn per year required, Latin American countries have a huge opportunity to shift to a more dynamic economic pathway by building better infrastructure. By focusing on the quality and sustainability elements of infrastructure projects, with strong policy and … [Read more...] about Sustainable Infrastructure: From Concept to Implementation in Latin America
This year, the annual Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP24) is happening with a high sense of urgency instilled by the release of the IPCC 1.5 report. This report highlights the need for accelerated and immediate action to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, which will require reaching net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. It also sheds new light on the … [Read more...] about Talking about scaling up ambition at COP24
Every year the world comes to a standstill to attend COP meetings and share knowledge and experiences in climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. But what is COP and why is it so important? COP is the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This year marks the COP 24 in Katowice, Poland from December 3rd to 14th. … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean Represented in COP24
Calling all Blue Technologies innovators in the Caribbean, there is finally space for you to innovate in the blueness of the Caribbean sun. We present the IDB’s Blue-Tech Challenge: New technologies or solutions to foster sustainability of the ocean economy in the Caribbean (#BlueTechChallenge). The aim of this initiative is to foster innovation in the Caribbean for a better … [Read more...] about Caribbean “Blue Techies” let the Blue Revolution Begin!