“Climate change and drug trafficking are the two main threats to global stability and security” Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic Between 1900 and 2019, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the regions with the highest occurrence of natural hazard events. Between 2004 and 2012, the region suffered a total of 881 disaster events, in which … [Read more...] about Blue Spot Analysis can strengthen the resilience of transport against natural disasters in the Dominican Republic
The thriving cities of tomorrow will be sustainable cities. To meet the new demands and opportunities of rapid urbanization, climate change and technology, they will need innovative urban services that address challenges such as getting people from home to work safely and efficiently, lighting streets more cost-effectively, or reducing runoff and risk of flooding. Alternative … [Read more...] about Infrastructure: Moving from a Pipeline to a Business Model Approach
Clean energy, lower emissions, green jobs, adaptation and resiliency can be an opportunity for sustainable growth in developing and emerging countries where climate change is a threat to sustainable economic development. To create these opportunities and mitigate climate risks, decision-makers need to integrate their climate change plans with national development … [Read more...] about How mainstreaming climate change can draw finance to sustainable infrastructure?
The air pollution we breathe -not always visible- has damaging effects on living things and the environment. Air pollution challenges and solutions are primarily urban; that’s why, to achieve the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement and SDG agenda, we better look at cities. Local and global urban pollutions are better addressed at the metropolitan level than at the … [Read more...] about Why and how metropolitan governance brings together climate and SDG agendas, for the best health of all!