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
The consequences of the climate crisis are being experienced around the world. From intense flooding in Turkey and China, scorching heatwaves across the United States, to deadly wildfires in Greece. Extreme weather events have become more intense and more frequent – and it’s only expected to get worse. Earlier this week the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean has an opportunity to avert climate catastrophe
Latin America and the Caribbean face the triple challenges of COVID, biodiversity loss, and climate change. The region is one of the most affected by the pandemic, facing an economic contraction of 7.4%. Today, we are in the warmest year and the warmest decade humanity has seen. We have seen hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated the lives of more than three million people in … [Read more...] about How can climate and biodiversity action deliver sustainable recovery from Covid?
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted all aspects of our lives. It has changed our traditional way of doing things and has presented us with unusual challenges that we have had to overcome with creativity, innovation and resilience. The Latin American and Caribbean region has been disproportionately affected. In terms of deaths, with only 8% of the world’s population, … [Read more...] about 5 things we learned from the road to a sustainable recovery from COVID-19
Latin America and Caribbean countries are facing a pandemic with myriad social and economic consequences. At the same time, we also have climate change enhanced fires raging in Brazil’s Pantanal and hurricanes pounding the Caribbean. This complex situation shows that governments, the private sector, civil society, and multilateral development banks (MDBs) need to work together … [Read more...] about COVID-19 is our wake-up call to build a sustainable and inclusive future