Without a doubt, the issue of how to get the pandemic under control and post-COVID-19 recovery plans is the world’s top priority. While it is necessary and urgent to address the pandemic, this should not distract us from another threat facing the planet: the climate crisis. The pandemic forced COP26 to be postponed until November 2021 (a summit in which definitive consensus … [Read more...] about How to transform Latin America’s economy towards decarbonization and a better future
Investing in the sound preparation of sustainable infrastructure projects generates a substantial return
What is the return on investment in preparing good infrastructure projects? The answer is immediate: save unnecessary future expenses, cost overruns, delays and other inefficiencies throughout the development, operation and maintenance that endanger the benefit of assets and their associated services when it comes to improving the quality of life of citizens, social equity and … [Read more...] about Investing in the sound preparation of sustainable infrastructure projects generates a substantial return
COP25: results of the IDB Group Pavilion of the Americas
From December 2 to 13, the UN Conference on Climate Change, under the presidency of Chile, was held in Madrid with the logistical support of the Spanish government. The Venue welcomed more than 27,000 delegates with a common objective: to take concrete actions to face the current climate crisis. During this international meeting, the IDB Group's Pavilion of the … [Read more...] about COP25: results of the IDB Group Pavilion of the Americas
What is transformational change and how can we design a way of achieving it? This new toolkit is a start
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
Lupino: a new super food?
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?