This December will mark the fifth anniversary of a historic achievement for international climate action: the Paris Agreement. During the UN Climate Summit (“COP21”) in Paris, France, this milestone represented a call by the international community to increase climate ambition and achieve the transformation of current development trajectories towards net-zero emissions and … [Read more...] about Suriname’s updated national climate plan can help drive a sustainable recovery
Natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes that have affected the region in recent years, added to increasing environmental degradation, has led to hundreds of thousands of people being forced to abandon their homes. At the same time, migration adds pressure on public services and exacerbates the risks associated with natural disasters and climate change. Faced with … [Read more...] about The climate crisis could drive massive human displacement in Latin America and the Caribbean
This year the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary. By the next time a similar anniversary comes around it will be 2095. We cannot wait that long to see whether the world has successfully limited global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius and halted the collapse of biodiversity. We need strong action now. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility … [Read more...] about Connecting a sustainable recovery with global climate and biodiversity goals can be a win-win for all
On May 28, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno hosted an event with Lord Nicolas Stern, professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, on the importance of climate change policy and what a sustainable recovery from the pandemic could look like. In his introduction, President Moreno said that despite the very difficult challenges countries face to protect … [Read more...] about What does a sustainable recovery look like after COVID-19?
For decades, air quality indices in Bogotá and Medellín were not as positive as those presented between March and May 2020, following the mandatory confinement ordered by the government to face COVID-19. Caused by increasing air pollution from emissions from traffic and industrial and productive activities, the constant red, orange and violet alerts had become almost … [Read more...] about Cleaner air helps create sustainable cities in Colombia