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
Ecosystems and Biodiversity
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
The world's oceans and the impressive biodiversity they contain are a vital part of our planet. They offer essential ecosystem services that are critical to human well-being, such as providing food and water, regulating the Earth's climate, and supporting tourism and recreation. Oceans are also home to two powerful ecosystems that can be key allies in risk management, … [Read more...] about 3 reasons why mangroves and coral reefs are critical for risk management
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?