If you dig a hole through the center of the Earth, starting from Montevideo in Uruguay, you would get to Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Korea and Uruguay are the antipodes, meaning that they are diametrically opposite to each other. Korea is indeed one of the farthest countries from Latin America, seemingly not having many things in common with the region either. However, … [Read more...] about What can Latin American countries learn from Korea in energy efficiency?
By Dr Kenrick Leslie, CBE. Image by Peletico. The Caribbean's response to Climate Change is grounded in a firm regional commitment, policy and strategy. Our three foundation documents - The Liliendaal Declaration (July 2009), The Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change (July 2009) and its Implementation Plan (March 2012) - are the basis for … [Read more...] about IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. What does it mean for the Caribbean?
*By @GrahamWatkins. Picture by Narhuanna. A month ago, I visited Porto Joffre in the Pantanal in Brazil. I was lucky enough to spend hours watching jaguars. Normally, jaguars are very hard to see – but in Porto Joffre, they regularly walk along river edges searching for capybara and caiman to eat. While they are abundant along the river, away from the rivers, the cats hunt … [Read more...] about How can habitat corridors make our infrastructure more sustainable?
If you like writing about climate change, sustainable development or innovation, this is your chance to compete for a GoPro camera and add amazing pictures and videos to your stories! Start writing today and share your thoughts on the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Let's Talk Climate Change and Sustainability blog. This is your chance to spread your ideas … [Read more...] about Contest for Bloggers: Let’s talk about Climate Change and Sustainability
Climate finance was at the core of the discussion among leaders who gathered for the UN Climate Summit in New York, and the New Climate Economy report, presented by the Global Commission, has set the numbers we have to confront with when it comes to talking about financing. According to this report “maintaining or strengthening economic growth until 2030 will require a … [Read more...] about US$102.5 trillion: the figure we need to invest by 2030 to ensure sustainable economic growth