Across the world, young people are protesting against what they describe as the inaction of leaders on climate change. Younger generations condemn decision makers for what they perceive as a ¨business as usual mentality¨ and failure to meaningfully consider sustainability issues and intergenerational justice. This is a wake-up call, we must listen to. And this is especially … [Read more...] about Listen to the wake-up call! Sustainable infrastructure at the IDB’s 60th anniversary
Infrastructure and Sustainable Landscapes
The era of planning is here. As part of the economic growth of countries, infrastructure is one of the most important ways to meet the goals and commitments that each nation has set for itself. Infrastructure is the central driver of each country’s vision for the future; however, for it to be sustainable and resilient, different national and international agreements and plans … [Read more...] about Three Good Practices of Peru’s National Infrastructure Plan for Sustainable Economic Growth
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
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?