This blog was originally posted by La Republica When President Alvarado unveiled Costa Rica’s decarbonization plan in March, he began by emphasizing that for it to be successful, the plan would need to improve lives for ordinary Costa Ricans. In doing so, Alvarado demonstrated how he considers climate change as a development issue deserving of the same political attention … [Read more...] about What climate leadership looks like
Imagine that you and your family have lived in a lush community and filled with life. In the days of your grandparents, only a few families lived there, but today it is home to about 5,000 people. Imagine also that your house lies in fertile land, between two rivers that frequently overflow from December to March. Imagine then that your house is flooded for days, and the … [Read more...] about The simple math of disaster prevention: Flood control works save $2 for every $1 invested
To help increase the capacities of counterparts and executing agencies in matters of environmental and social risk management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) offers its course on Principles for Review of Environmental Impact Studies - PREIA. With more than 400 certificated participants in three languages, this online course explains international good practices … [Read more...] about Do you want to know what is essential for the socio-environmental management of projects?
The achievement of the Paris Agreement is compromised. The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) presented today cannot limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius. Thus, it is extremely urgent to accelerate the transformation of the global economy to avoid more extreme climate impacts. Ambition is the keyword of the COP 25 in Chile: countries, under the ambition … [Read more...] about NDC Invest strengthens collaboration for an operational and ambitious Paris Agreement
Spanning over three decades, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been at the forefront of policy development and public-sector investments fostering blue economic development and risk-resilient coastal zones in the Wider Caribbean Region. Using the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) framework, and more recently incorporating ecosystem-based considerations, the … [Read more...] about Innovation in Blue Economic Development and Coastal Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean.