Although our economies are bound by the important asset of nature, we continue to underinvest it in. This is the powerful argument set out by the Dasgupta Review, a recently published independent global report commissioned by the UK Treasury to study the economics of biodiversity. It focusses on how we, as a global community, must rethink the way nature and … [Read more...] about The post-covid recovery must be an investment in nature
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