Until vaccines or effective treatments are widely available, face masks, social distancing, and other nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) will continue to be Latin American and Caribbean’s frontline defense against Covid-19. Many countries in the region have used strategically formulated information campaigns to try to boost compliance with NPI recommendations. According … [Read more...] about Using informational nudges to slow the spread of Covid-19 becomes more challenging over time
To achieve a sustainable, resilient, net-zero-emissions recovery and growth, Latin America and the Caribbean will need to undergo fundamental structural transformations in its type of growth. This includes accelerating the transition to carbon neutrality, reducing deforestation and promoting nature-based solutions, advancing the shift to electric vehicles, and encouraging … [Read more...] about 5 lessons on climate change and biodiversity that we got from “One Region, One Commitment” [and how to rewatch]
Probably the most important trend in developing countries’ forest policy over the past several decades has been decentralization—the transfer of management authority from the national level to the states, villages, and local communities. More than a quarter of all developing countries’ forests are now managed by local communities, well over twice the share for protected … [Read more...] about Empowering local communities to manage their forests: what are the ecological and socioeconomic effects?
Public consultations, the open events where projects are presented and discussed with the community and other stakeholders, have become a central milestone for the approval of certain projects and investments. As a matter of fact, many public and private investors have chosen to recognize the public consultation process as an essential corporate policy requirement, regardless … [Read more...] about Public consultations: nurturing positive perception and preserving social value in projects and investments
The celebration of “Pride Month” reminds us that, although some progress has been made in protecting the rights of populations with sexual and gender diversities, we must recognize that there are still many additional risks to which LGBTIQ+ people are exposed due to discrimination based on their gender identity and sexual orientation. Identifying these risks from the early … [Read more...] about More equitable societies: how to address inequalities based on discrimination related to sexual orientation and gender identity?