The choices we make on how we travel can have a big impact on the climate. Just ask Greta Thunberg. The Swedish activist shuns flying, which generates roughly 100g of CO2 per km, in favor of the train clocking in at 15g per km. … [Read more...] about Sustainable infrastructure and quality infrastructure are two sides of the same coin
Infrastructure and Sustainable Landscapes
The chronic gap in infrastructure quality and quantity of the Latin American region requires a regime shift that sees the mobilization of private investors as an essential step. While data shows that the private sector has largely been more active in Latin America than in other developing-nation regions over the last decade, particularly in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Peru; … [Read more...] about Infrastructure Bankability: Renewed interest from investors in Latin America?
Infrastructure is the backbone for economic development, as our region gets more and more exposed to natural disasters and social conflict, and some of them to lower levels of investment and economic stagnation, we cannot help wondering if we are making the right infrastructure investment choices today. We are beginning to realize that sustainability is fundamental to the … [Read more...] about Should Latin America care about Sustainable Infrastructure?
The increase in recent years of intensive hazardous events in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), such as the devastating Hurricanes in 2017 (Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate, and others), the intensive earthquake in Ecuador in April 2016, the Argentina Floods in 2013 and many other events, have caused many fatalities, injuries, disruptions of infrastructure and people’s … [Read more...] about Measuring vulnerabilities to hazardous events
The time has come to plan your much-desired vacation, at last! Where do you start? Reading your favorite travel blog and its recommendations? Researching about the destinations where those wonderful photos posted by your friends on Instagram were taken? Or looking for the best flight deals online? No matter which way you want to go around it, at some point in this planning … [Read more...] about Smart destinations: quality tourism for visitors and sustainable development for residents