Home to more than 48 million people (1), Colombia is the fourth biggest economy in South America. With over 400.800 square miles and nearly 85 ecosystems made out of plains, rivers, coasts, moors and vibrant lungs of humid forests (2), Colombia is located in the northern border of the continent and serves as a natural habitat for more than 51.000 species, placing it among the … [Read more...] about Celebrating sustainability and safeguards on Colombia’s Independence Day
Why the Guarani Aquifer Agreement is the Sustainable Groundwater Policy Innovation We Need
Groundwater accounts for one third of the world’s unfrozen, fresh water resources, providing 50% of drinking water and the main source of water for major industries, particularly irrigation (UN-IGRAC 2019). For each of the past 50 years, the global demand for groundwater has doubled, leading to one third of international basins currently experiencing groundwater storage … [Read more...] about Why the Guarani Aquifer Agreement is the Sustainable Groundwater Policy Innovation We Need
Conservation vs. growth? An evaluation in Peru shows that economic growth and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand
In Latin America, natural resource extraction and economic growth are inextricably linked. However, the exploitation of precious metals and hydrocarbon can also cause devastating environmental damage. A new evaluation of Peru’s largest energy project highlights the important role that environmental safeguards play in mitigating some of the ecological risks while still promoting … [Read more...] about Conservation vs. growth? An evaluation in Peru shows that economic growth and environmental sustainability can go hand in hand
Why is Electric transport important in Chile and in the rest of the region?
Uruguay inaugurated Latin America’s first electric highway along its coast earlier this year. Charging points line the route affording drivers greater confidence to travel in electric vehicles, which represent a key solution for confronting climate change. Last month, just down the road in Montevideo at the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Week, there was also growing … [Read more...] about Why is Electric transport important in Chile and in the rest of the region?
Is there an affordable way to make voters love energy price hikes?
Your government wants to increase gasoline prices. Are you in? If you are like most people, the answer is no. You commute using public transport, or maybe you use your own car. Either way, a gasoline price hike may hurt your budget. Research conducted at the Inter-American Development Bank shows there could be an affordable way for governments to make you love gasoline price … [Read more...] about Is there an affordable way to make voters love energy price hikes?