The next decade is critical to see whether countries can move fast enough to implement plans to adapt to this increasingly complex challenge: the climate and biodiversity crisis. The LAC region benefits from accessing donor resources to address climate change's challenges in their economies, finding ways to increase ambition, and searching for solutions to tackle … [Read more...] about Concessional Resources to Accelerate Climate Action
Climate change threatens lives and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We all heard the news; the earth is warming fast. Scientists said that a surge of heat compromised North America to Antarctica in early July. Tropical Storm Bret hit the eastern Caribbean islands, resulting in torrential rainfall, landslides, and flooding. Air … [Read more...] about Can Latin America and the Caribbean Attend Climate Change and Development Challenge in Parallel?
It is not something that most people have very much in mind, but we are among the last generations that will have the rare privilege of seeing the glaciers in the Andes. The most recent estimates suggest that important Andean glaciers could disappear or recede significantly over the course of the next century; some could lose between 78 and 97 percent of volume in the next 80 … [Read more...] about The Farewell of the Glaciers: How Global Warming is Transforming Disaster Risk in the Peruvian Andes
It is known that the health of the population is affected by climate change. One of the reasons is the changing weather patterns that directly or indirectly impact people's well-being. The global temperature has already increased by 1.1°C, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events such as droughts, hurricanes, and heatwaves, causing thousands of deaths and … [Read more...] about Health and Climate Change: How to protect people’s health facing the climate crisis?
Securing funding for mitigation and adaptation actions and delivering effective solutions that consider the environment AND the people is crucial for a just, inclusive green transition. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we are very proud to have been solidifying strategic partnerships with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), which has served as an operating … [Read more...] about How to secure the necessary funding for a just, inclusive green transition