Find out how and to whom you can express your concerns about potential environmental or social impacts of an IDB Group-financed project. *Emilia, a representative of a community in El Salvador, was concerned about the potential impacts of an IDB-financed road construction project that required her and others in her community to be resettled. There was a lot of uncertainty … [Read more...] about Are you concerned about the environmental or social impacts of a project financed by the IDB Group?
A healthy environment is critical to public health, ecosystem vitality, and the sustainability of societies. A majority of countries have endorsed this view and adopted environmental laws or included the right to a healthy environment in their constitutions. However, practice often lags behind the adoption of environmental laws, and to date, there have been very little data to … [Read more...] about The new cross-country assessment that measures environmental governance in practice in Latin America and the Caribbean
Did you know that pollution causes 15 times more deaths in the world than all wars and acts of violence? And three times more deaths than malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis combined. The numbers are alarming. Last November, The Lancet published a study that indicates that pollution is the primary environmental cause of deaths and illnesses, causing an estimated 9 million … [Read more...] about Pollution, a form of tacit violence