To help increase the capacities of counterparts and executing agencies in matters of environmental and social risk management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) offers its course on Principles for Review of Environmental Impact Studies - PREIA. With more than 400 certificated participants in three languages, this online course explains international good practices … [Read more...] about Do you want to know what is essential for the socio-environmental management of projects?
In 2006 the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) set the objective of strengthening national systems in order to support their development projects. The move helps ensure protection of the environment and at the same time buffer the negative effects that development projects can have on the population when their impacts are not properly detected and managed. Environmental … [Read more...] about Using training to improve projects’ social and environmental impact management
Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has the most biodiverse habitat in the world, the Amazon rainforest. In addition, this region is the most humid in the world, contains the most extensive wetlands on the planet and has more than 30% of the world's drinking water reserves. Over 10% of its land surface is protected (211 million hectares). Unfortunately, this region suffers … [Read more...] about Videos: How do we identify and mitigate biodiversity risks
Consider this hypothetical scenario. The government of Betija, a beautiful Caribbean country, is investing in tourism infrastructure to support the influx of millions of visitors per year to its coastal capital. The project includes the rehabilitation of the town walkways, selected city center facades, and a renovated historical museum for locals and tourists. The museum is … [Read more...] about Preparing a stakeholder consultation? Start by asking yourself these three questions first
The proposed location of a hydroelectric and water supply project for Tunari National Park, in the city of Cochabamba in Bolivia, had the potential to damage nearby wetlands and destroy a remnant of Polylepis forest, the highest elevation forest in the world, that is threatened throughout the Andes. The area is also home to the endangered Cochabamba mountain finch (Poospiza … [Read more...] about Good vs bad biodiversity management, can you tell which is which?