Picture this. Instead of being stuck in traffic jams, you spend time with family or play football with friends. Instead of spending money on car bills and gasoline, you spend it on a healthy dinner or save it for your next holiday. And instead of getting sick from inhaling fumes and forgetting your city overlooks the Andes, you breathe fresh air and see blue skies. This is … [Read more...] about Walkable cities and electric mobility would mean cheaper transport and cleaner air. Can governments deliver?
The climate crisis knows no frontiers. Its impacts compromise, among many factors, the availability of water and food, floods, and landslides because of the increase in the intensity and frequency of rains, hurricanes, and fires. These impacts are already quite visible in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially amongst the most vulnerable populations, in our biodiversity … [Read more...] about One Region and One Commitment to Accelerate the Sustainability Revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean
The Climate crisis in the Caribbean is real. Between 1970 and 2020, 91.5% of Caribbean disasters were –related to the impacts of climate change – hurricanes, floods, and droughts, among others, resulting in over 250,000 human losses and more than 22 million affected people. From an economic standpoint, combined losses, and damage from hurricanes represent over USD 137 … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Exceptional Women Revolutionizing the Caribbean through Climate-Smart Projects
On June 8th, the IDB Group held its celebration of World Oceans Day by hosting the event Promoting the Blue Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The space brought together key leaders and experts to discuss the importance of safeguarding the health and productivity of the oceans to achieve sustainable development, climate action, and economic recovery in the … [Read more...] about 3 key learnings from World Oceans Day 2022