June 3 is World Bicycle Day, an invention almost 200 years old that has added inestimable value to the world. During the coronavirus pandemic, the bicycle represents an unmatched rival to permit a more hygienic way to move around, contribute to a sustainable recovery of the economy, and support the transformation of urban transport towards decarbonization via a just … [Read more...] about The bicycle can propel us towards a more sustainable and inclusive future post-pandemic
The coronavirus crisis is severely testing the resilience of Latin America and the Caribbean economies and health care systems. At the same time, LAC is extremely vulnerable to climate risks and disasters such as floods, the spread of disease and loss of infrastructure. Governments’ fiscal space is currently being squeezed considerably following weak economic growth combined … [Read more...] about How can green bonds help to build resilience after COVID-19?
A great deal of the deadliest viruses in the late history (i.e. HIV, SARS, MERS, etc) share an origin with the coronavirus COVID-19; they appear in other animal species and then reach humans. The latter process is known as zoonosis and it is the result of our irresponsible interference with biodiversity and its ecosystems. Consequently, if human beings persist in exploiting … [Read more...] about Bushmeat in Latin America: a latent danger to biodiversity and public health
Despite the pandemic, an IDB platform continues to support Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries transition towards net-zero emission and climate-resilient economies. NDC INVEST, a platform created by the Inter-American Development Bank, is considering ways it can best help nations during the pandemic, and how to deliver assistance to support an economic recovery … [Read more...] about NDC INVEST supports Latin American climate action during coronavirus
To coincide with Earth Day 2020, we have pulled together a brief list of articles by the IDB's Climate Change Division. While COVID-19 rightly dominates the headlines as countries focus on the immediate medical emergency, it is important that we don’t take our eyes off the climate and ecological emergencies too. As we show below, the coronavirus provides a stark reminder … [Read more...] about Six articles to read as Earth Day celebrates its 50th anniversary