In December, climate change experts from all over the world will gather in Madrid for the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25), under the Presidency of Chile. One of the priority topics of COP25 is the nexus of climate and coastal zones. In case you are wondering why we need to talk about coasts at such a high-level event, the answer is simple: coastal … [Read more...] about Too Big to Fail? Why Preserving Our Coasts Is Increasingly Relevant in a Changing Climate.
Spanning over three decades, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been at the forefront of policy development and public-sector investments fostering blue economic development and risk-resilient coastal zones in the Wider Caribbean Region. Using the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) framework, and more recently incorporating ecosystem-based considerations, the … [Read more...] about Innovation in Blue Economic Development and Coastal Risk Management in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Groundwater accounts for one third of the world’s unfrozen, fresh water resources, providing 50% of drinking water and the main source of water for major industries, particularly irrigation (UN-IGRAC 2019). For each of the past 50 years, the global demand for groundwater has doubled, leading to one third of international basins currently experiencing groundwater storage … [Read more...] about Why the Guarani Aquifer Agreement is the Sustainable Groundwater Policy Innovation We Need