Access to adequate housing is a universal human right. That is why the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been working in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) for many years to eliminate the housing gap through an extensive variety of options that range from direct housing construction, to support for housing social subsidies through credit lines to the development … [Read more...] about Innovative social housing and green procurement. How do they relate?
The construction sector is growing at unprecedented rates and it is estimated that, during the next 40 years, 230 billion square meters of new infrastructure will be built in the world. The sector, between construction works and buildings, is one of the most important sources of pollution worldwide since it consumes 36% of global energy and produces 39% of CO2 … [Read more...] about Buildings vs. climate change: Building adaptation and mitigation