The environmental and social safeguard policies have as objectives to prevent, minimize and mitigate adverse impacts that affect the environment and society. They also promote the conservation of biodiversity and ensure the provision of ecosystem services. These policies have been the answer for improving actions during the implementation of activities aimed at managing … [Read more...] about How do we ensure compliance with environmental and social commitments in development projects?
Environmental and Social Safeguards
To help increase the capacities of counterparts and executing agencies in matters of environmental and social risk management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) offers its course on Principles for Review of Environmental Impact Studies - PREIA. With more than 400 certificated participants in three languages, this online course explains international good practices … [Read more...] about Do you want to know what is essential for the socio-environmental management of projects?
Every April 22nd since 1970, the world celebrates Earth Day, which is considered to mark the birth of the modern environmental movement. This year’s theme is “Protect our Species”. According to the Earth Day Network, we are amidst the largest period of species extinction in the last 60 million years, losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the normal rate, with multiple … [Read more...] about Earth Day 2019 – Protect Our Species!
In rural Argentina, an IDB project to restore and conserve the Qhapaq Ñan pre-Hispanic site is empowering local populations as custodians of their ancestral cultural heritage Twenty-one-year-old Daniel Arjona comes from the small Andean village of Santa Rosa de Tastil, in the Quebrada del Toro region of Argentina’s northwestern Salta province. Only 25 people live in the … [Read more...] about The Real Custodians of Heritage: Safeguarding Argentina’s Pre-Hispanic Culture
The Word disaster originates from the Greek dis (a negative prefix) and astrum (star), indicating a bad omen, whereas resilience comes from re (repeat) and silire (get ahead) – the ability to get back on track and overcome. At the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), we are committed to make all projects RESILIENT whether or not they are exposed to natural disasters. Latin … [Read more...] about Five steps to include disaster risk management in infrastructure projects