Barbados is a vocal leader in the climate change agenda on the global stage and, most importantly, it is also walking the talk and starting to benefit from the results of its green growth commitments. The country is devoted to driving its economic recovery through development that is inclusive and sustainable. In this context, accelerating investments in electromobility is … [Read more...] about Government electromobility investments in Barbados are paying off
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 Glasgow Climate Pact urged Parties and stakeholders “to ensure meaningful youth participation and representation in multilateral, national and local decision-making processes, including under the Convention and the Paris Agreement”, underlining the role of youth and the need to include them in climate change instances at all levels. Since COP21 in Paris, Youth and Future … [Read more...] about What was the role of youth at COP26?
Last November, delegations from 197 countries gathered in Glasgow for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). During the summit, the IDB Group announced an aspirational target to align all its loans and projects with the Paris Agreement (PA) by the start of 2023. To explain what this means, let us return to one of the PA’s main objectives: to ensure a pathway … [Read more...] about Paris Alignment: An Opportunity to Strengthen Economies with Low-Carbon and Climate-Resilient Investments
“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?