Going to the supermarket nowadays is a completely different experience from what it was ten years ago. Global trade offers us an astonishing variety of international products, brands, and flavors. We have seemingly limitless choices and an ever-growing set of digital tools that make us more informed and educated about our options. Apps, websites, podcasts, certifications and … [Read more...] about Understanding your environmental impact: from sustainable living to sustainable projects
The economic impact of climate events in the Caribbean is among the highest in the world. Improving the resilience of buildings is vital to increase preparedness to the impacts of climate change and is economically viable for many building typologies in high-risk Caribbean countries. Although resilient buildings generate long-term savings, in most cases, they come with … [Read more...] about Building resilience comes at a higher initial cost. How can we better finance it?
Barbados is a vocal leader in the climate change agenda on the global stage and, most importantly, it is also walking the talk and starting to benefit from the results of its green growth commitments. The country is devoted to driving its economic recovery through development that is inclusive and sustainable. In this context, accelerating investments in electromobility is … [Read more...] about Government electromobility investments in Barbados are paying off
We all know that to build more resilient infrastructure, we need to invest more; but how much more is enough? Our last blog showed that the Caribbean islands lose an average 2% of their capital stock in infrastructure because of climate-related events every year. This would be equivalent to having all the infrastructure capital stock in the Caribbean islands … [Read more...] about The cost of (not) building resilient infrastructure in the Caribbean
The Mercredi de Réflexion is a recurring meeting organized by the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Haiti office that provides a space to reflect on new ideas and positive developments amid the noise of everyday events. This is what representatives from the Government of Haiti, UNECLAC, the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency … [Read more...] about What can be done to improve disaster preparedness and response in Haiti? Key Takeaways from a Mercredi de Réflexion