Protected areas have been at the forefront of global conservation efforts. They define the boundaries of critical ecosystems and biodiversity hotspots. However, a variety of different terminologies and special regulations around the status of these areas may dilute the concept and confuse the environmental practitioner. Ultimately, it may lead to harmful interventions in … [Read more...] about Strengthening conservationism in developing countries: The protected area approach
With time rapidly disappearing to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius, scientists and decision makers agree that we urgently need more ambitious climate action. One of the key questions to emerge is: how can we go beyond incremental change and inertia, and aim instead for the transformation of our economies and societies? To achieve this transformational change, … [Read more...] about What is transformational change and how can we design a way of achieving it? This new toolkit is a start
Lupine (botanical name Lupinus mutabilis) is an edible plant that has been cultivated for centuries in the high Andes of South America; it is also known as lupine, chocho, tarwi or altramuz. Its impressive characteristics have been little disclosed, for example, its protein content reaches 47.7%, higher than the vast majority of legumes and the crop is able to enrich soils by … [Read more...] about Lupino: a new super food?
Have you ever wondered what relationship exists between climate change and cash transfer programs? Did you know that through these programs you can fight climate change? Today we publish in the journal Nature Sustainability a study that evaluates how to use cash transfer programs to alleviate the negative impact of carbon taxes on poor and vulnerable households. One of the … [Read more...] about How cash transfers can support the fight against climate change
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