Women are shaping and leading the climate agenda around the world. From Christiana Figueres’ catalytic role in the Paris Agreement, Berta Cáceres’ environmental legacy, to Mia Mottley’s climate agenda in an island country. Women are change-makers at all levels of climate action. While the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect girls and women, we have gone from … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Leading the Tide: Voices of women tackling climate change
In 2022 efforts to address the climate crisis need to be redoubled. 2021 has been the 7th consecutive year where the global temperature has been over 1°C above pre-industrial levels. Governments are expected to push forward their plans to achieve the net-zero global target by 2025. Last November, COP26 finally took place in Glasgow amid a complex COVID-19 situation. Several … [Read more...] about Key sectors and COP26 results that will guide the IDB’s climate agenda in 2022
As we begin the third year of this zoonotic pandemic, nature action and green finance has become more relevant. A nature positive economy can address the root causes of this health emergency, and unlock $10 trillion of business opportunities by transforming the three economic systems that are responsible for almost 80% of nature loss: food, infrastructure and energy. Over … [Read more...] about Five key IDB actions on nature and biodiversity to look forward to in 2022
“A 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature would be a ‘death sentence’ for island and coastal communities”, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley said during a powerful speech at the World Leaders Summit on the second day of the 26th UN climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow. Mottley highlighted how failure to provide critical climate finance to small island developing … [Read more...] about How is climate change impacting small islands in the Caribbean?
2021 has so far proven to be a transition year in which we both witness the clear negative impact of climate change while still having tools at our hands to reduce further negative developments through strong and immediate climate action. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body tasked … [Read more...] about How are NDC INVEST and the CIF supporting countries to reach their climate goals?