National governments are not the only ones increasing their climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean. News at the subnational level is also quite encouraging. Multiple local governments have joined in increasing their climate ambition, recognizing that they are key actors for the implementation of climate change policies and that cities play a leading role in the … [Read more...] about How is climate ambition progressing at the municipal level?
Climate change is a fact and we see its consequences everyday through heat and cold waves, droughts, an increase in the frequency and intensity of rains, rising sea levels, loss of biodiversity, among others, which directly impact the health of the population and particularly the most vulnerable. The building sector not only contributes to aggravating this phenomenon but is … [Read more...] about Greening hospitals is a commitment to sustainability in the health sector
In order to respond to the environmental challenges we face, the building sector has stepped up and has responded with an increase in green or environmentally sustainable buildings. In the current market, there are many systems that assess the environmental conditions of buildings and that, for those that meet certain criteria, make them eligible for recognition through … [Read more...] about Green Building Certification is Increasingly Accessible in Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America and the Caribbean has the cleanest electricity in the world, thanks to the dominant role of hydroelectricity in our region. But the Paris Agreement should still matter to the region's energy ministers. Fossil power plants, particularly those burning natural gas, could be incompatible with the agreement’s goals. We recently published an article in Environmental … [Read more...] about Is there too much natural gas to meet the Paris Agreement’s objectives?
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?