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?
Infrastructure and Sustainable Landscapes
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
The global green bond market hit USD 160 bn in 2017 and is estimated to reach 250 bn this year, with China becoming the world’s second-largest issuer (behind only the US) in less than three years since the first bond was issued in 2015. This is clear evidence of how the green economy is growing in a country that at the moment is also creating growth opportunities for its … [Read more...] about “Power is gained by sharing knowledge, not hoarding it”: Insights from the IDB-China Exchange Program on Green Finance
Driven by declining global investment yields – to which Latin America has been no exception – institutional investors have been and will likely continue to increase their allocation to real assets - especially infrastructure. At the same time, investors are also increasingly looking for sustainable assets. As evidence grows on the benefits stemming from the integration of … [Read more...] about 3 Actions to Enhance the Visibility on the Sustainable Infrastructure Investments Opportunity