Climate change threatens lives and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We all heard the news; the earth is warming fast. Scientists said that a surge of heat compromised North America to Antarctica in early July. Tropical Storm Bret hit the eastern Caribbean islands, resulting in torrential rainfall, landslides, and flooding. Air … [Read more...] about Can Latin America and the Caribbean Attend Climate Change and Development Challenge in Parallel?
It is known that the health of the population is affected by climate change. One of the reasons is the changing weather patterns that directly or indirectly impact people's well-being. The global temperature has already increased by 1.1°C, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events such as droughts, hurricanes, and heatwaves, causing thousands of deaths and … [Read more...] about Health and Climate Change: How to protect people’s health facing the climate crisis?
According to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, finance, international cooperation and technology are critical enablers to accelerate climate action. There is sufficient global capital and liquidity to close global investment gaps, but there are barriers to redirecting capital to climate action both within and outside the global financial sector. At the Sustainable … [Read more...] about Collaboration and Partnerships for Climate Finance
International Oceans Day is a reminder of the importance of this ecosystem. The ocean covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface, generates half of the oxygen we breathe and absorbs at least a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activity. They are also a vital source of food, energy and natural resources for millions of people worldwide. However, the oceans face … [Read more...] about 3 Projects to Celebrate International Oceans Day
Countries continue to invest in low-carbon and climate-resilient development, reducing the probability of new environmental and social crises emerging in the foreseeable future. The IDB continues to use concessional finance and technical assistance to ramp up climate action and support Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries facing the climate crisis. The LAC region … [Read more...] about How is the NDC Pipeline Accelerator Trust Fund helping LAC move closer to realizing the Paris Agreement Targets?