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
We live in a world full of uncertainties. The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are but two of the last examples. Climate change similarly comes with uncertainties, and we are seeing it with what happened in Texas in the last winter for instance: an unexpected change of “normal” climate conditions generated a serious humanitarian crisis due to the collapse of the power … [Read more...] about How do we rethink water planning in the face of a future shaped by climate change?
Women are shaping and leading the climate agenda around the world. From Christiana Figueres’ catalytic role in the Paris Agreement, Berta Cáceres’ environmental legacy, to Mia Mottley’s climate agenda in an island country. Women are change-makers at all levels of climate action. While the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect girls and women, we have gone from … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Leading the Tide: Voices of women tackling climate change