If you consider the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) as the skeleton of a project, the Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) can certainly be considered as the backbone. The AoA examines the feasible alternatives of a proposed project from different points of view: technical, financial, regulatory, jurisdictional, environmental and social. Through this examination, … [Read more...] about Coming to a Crossroad: Analysis of Alternatives in Project Development
Environmental and Social Safeguards
In this blog, we celebrate the value of IDB safeguards through the lens of our specialists across the region. Here is a brief glimpse of the work they do in environmental and social safeguards. Sambo Creek, Pueblo Garífuna On the shores of the Caribbean Sea is Villa Garifuna, in La Ceiba, Honduras. There a bridge crosses over the Machón gorge and is part of an incredible … [Read more...] about A visual journey into Environmental and Social Safeguards
As summer draws to a close in the northern hemisphere, we should ask ourselves a question--besides the white sands and the blue sea, what else are we leaving behind? On this month we mark International Coastal Cleanup Day with a call to action—we should be mindful of how much the ocean means to us and of the alarming rise in the number of tiny particles that are creating one of … [Read more...] about International Coastal Cleanup Day: Planet or Plastic
Can you even have sustainability and hydropower in the same sentence? It’s a question that for years has challenged development practitioners (and bolstered critics) of this renewable source of energy. But the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is taking steps to help answer this question. Hydropower can be massive in scale. In 2018, electricity generation from hydropower … [Read more...] about Can sustainable hydropower provide more than just electricity?
Bolivia and Jamaica represent two faces of the geography of our atmosphere. While Bolivia offers breathtaking snowy mountains, typical of the Andes Cordillera, Jamaica brings paradise-like Caribbean beaches to the picture. Both countries sum up an aggregated population of nearly 15 million, a territory of more than 1.1 million square kilometers, and an impressive geographic, … [Read more...] about From the summits of La Paz, to the coast of Jamaica. Celebrating their independence and safeguards.