An estimated 4,900 low-income people in southern Mexico will receive additional income from forestry activities while reducing GHG emissions in a project financed by the Forest Investment Program and carried out by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the IDB Group. The project’s beneficiaries live in ejidos(comunally held lands) and other rural communities in … [Read more...] about Forestry Projects that Generate Income and Reduce GHG Emissions
Chile responds to growing energy demands by harvesting solar energy from the Atacama Desert. Funded by the IDB's Canadian Fund for Climate Change, the Pozo Almonte project is expected to produce in excess of 60,000 MWh per year. … [Read more...] about Sun over Atacama
The provision of energy efficient cook stoves and renewable energy development will improve living standards in low-income rural communities in Honduras in a program financed by the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Program. The program will primarily benefit indigenous and Afro-Honduran communities not connected to the national power grid. Activities will help to change the focus … [Read more...] about Improved Cook Stoves for Rural Communities in Honduras
By Tomas Serebrisky, Javier Morales and Diego Margot* Climate change has an increasingly important role in IDB’s projects , strategies and policies. In this institution, the importance of climate change as a pillar to sustainable development in Latin America is undeniable. However, the critics argue that the climate change agenda is imposed either directly or through … [Read more...] about Who cares about climate change?
Coral Reef Restoration in the Caribbean from el BID - the IDB on Vimeo. Jamaica’s Pilot Program for Climate Resilience Investment Plan will support the aims of the country’s Strategic Program for Climate Resilience to identify vulnerable communities; strengthen institutions for mainstreaming climate change and policy formulation; build capacity for forecasting, planning and … [Read more...] about Jamaica’s PPCR Investment Plan Will Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation