The Climate crisis in the Caribbean is real. Between 1970 and 2020, 91.5% of Caribbean disasters were –related to the impacts of climate change – hurricanes, floods, and droughts, among others, resulting in over 250,000 human losses and more than 22 million affected people. From an economic standpoint, combined losses, and damage from hurricanes represent over USD 137 … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Exceptional Women Revolutionizing the Caribbean through Climate-Smart Projects
As one of the regions experiencing the impacts of climate change more severely and frequently, the Caribbean is not standing idle. Countries are moving forward with climate change agendas that reflect their needs in adaptation action and resilience enhancement, as well as opportunities in mitigation. Countries in the Caribbean have taken significant leaps to better … [Read more...] about Lessons from the Caribbean on enhanced reporting and transparency
Two years have passed since COVID-19 first emerged, and efforts are underway to prevent the next pandemic from occurring again. While we are still learning the lessons of COVID-19, experts affirm this won’t be the last time a new or relatively rare infectious disease emerges. Indeed, the current monkeypox outbreak underscores this point. So, how are we going to prevent the next … [Read more...] about Can nature conservation prevent the next pandemic?
Big changes to the use and value of marine resources in the Caribbean A few weeks ago, a very significant paradigm shift quietly occurred in the Caribbean in the world of economic growth and environmental sustainability. It happened in the Bahamas and whereas it did not register on any Richter scale, it was a monumental shift in our appreciation of the natural resources … [Read more...] about Waves of Change, how the Caribbean countries are shifting the perception of the value of their ocean resources
On June 8th, the IDB Group held its celebration of World Oceans Day by hosting the event Promoting the Blue Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean. The space brought together key leaders and experts to discuss the importance of safeguarding the health and productivity of the oceans to achieve sustainable development, climate action, and economic recovery in the … [Read more...] about 3 key learnings from World Oceans Day 2022