We often take materials for granted. Steel, cement, chemicals, glass, and bricks form the physical reality of our civilization. We use them to build houses, schools, hospitals, offices, roads, and dykes to reduce the impact of natural disasters. But can we continue to rely on them when their production causes 34% of global CO2 emissions and global leaders pledge to reach … [Read more...] about Net-zero industry could be just around the corner – if governments do this
Find out how and to whom you can express your concerns about potential environmental or social impacts of an IDB Group-financed project. *Emilia, a representative of a community in El Salvador, was concerned about the potential impacts of an IDB-financed road construction project that required her and others in her community to be resettled. There was a lot of uncertainty … [Read more...] about Are you concerned about the environmental or social impacts of a project financed by the IDB Group?
The Paris Agreement, ratified by 193 parties, including all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, aims to strengthen the global response to climate change including by increasing the ability of countries to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and by making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards climate-resilient … [Read more...] about Five Recommendations to Better Support Long-term Adaptation Planning in LAC
Global warming is already at the dire halfway point to the 2°C limit set by the Paris Agreement. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to meet the 1.5°C target, global CO2 emissions need to be reduced by 45% from 2010 levels by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. As low-carbon policies, technology, and market shifts become stronger, the … [Read more...] about Let’s talk about climate change transition risks…
Achieving the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key step of the regional low-carbon pathway. However, it requires a strong commitment from multiple sectors. Both, government and the private sector must invest in renewable and sustainable energy, considering a long-term vision and the commitment to the Paris Agreement. Decarbonizing the energy sector, … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Energy empowerment: Women trailblazing the inclusive energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean