Due to the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean faces a crisis without precedent in its history. For a sustainable recovery to be possible—one that reduces the infrastructure gap and inequality while addressing the climate and ecological emergencies—we need to improve planning of infrastructure projects. Closing the quantitative, qualitative and efficiency gap in … [Read more...] about Well-planned sustainable infrastructure can spark economic recovery
During the pandemic crisis nature suddenly feels much closer. Many of us regularly hear a symphony of birdsong from our make-shift offices at home while local parks are proving to be lifeline for our mental and physical health. As countries plan to ease lockdowns, parks and urban green spaces may be among the first places where people meet again and will be important to … [Read more...] about Can nature support a green and inclusive economic recovery?
Private sector uptake of nature-based solutions for climate resilient infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean has been limited to date, and their full potential is not being realized. These are the findings from a recent study which examines the barriers and enablers to private sector uptake of Nature-based Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The project, … [Read more...] about What are nature-based solutions and why do they matter?
The era of planning is here. As part of the economic growth of countries, infrastructure is one of the most important ways to meet the goals and commitments that each nation has set for itself. Infrastructure is the central driver of each country’s vision for the future; however, for it to be sustainable and resilient, different national and international agreements and plans … [Read more...] about Three Good Practices of Peru’s National Infrastructure Plan for Sustainable Economic Growth
Infrastructure is the backbone for economic development, as our region gets more and more exposed to natural disasters and social conflict, and some of them to lower levels of investment and economic stagnation, we cannot help wondering if we are making the right infrastructure investment choices today. We are beginning to realize that sustainability is fundamental to the … [Read more...] about Should Latin America care about Sustainable Infrastructure?