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?
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?
Did you know that mangroves are among the most threatened ecosystems on the planet? Today we celebrate the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem, but not all is celebration, current estimates show that 67% of mangroves have been lost, and nearly all will be lost over the next 100 years if we don’t take drastic measures now. Mangroves are essential … [Read more...] about Mangroves could save the world
Today is World Oceans Day 2018 (#WorldOceansDay) with the action focus being: Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of oceans especially the issue of contamination of ocean space by marine debris, including plastics, with the ever-increasing growth of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; but of … [Read more...] about The Blue Economy: Think like a #BOSs!
Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City’s most emblematic avenue, has the worst soil when it comes to the foundation for buildings. Although an earthquake always has the potential to cause substantial human losses and severe infrastructure damage, this road sits on the ancient lake bed of the Valley of Mexico, and, as a result, its soil – notoriously soft and with a high-water content … [Read more...] about What Mexico Did to Reduce 80% of its Disaster-related Deaths