I was in Jamaica to attend the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum and decided to participate in a session called Fighting Climate Change through Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean, hoping to pick some fellow colleagues brains and discuss some synergies in our work. Just in time when a gracious lady opened her presentation with the following words: [quote … [Read more...] about Jamaica Nuff Problem mon!
Wild Wealth, a documentary that depicts the wealth of biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean in images not previously seen, will be previewed at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development on June 20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the documentary was produced by National Geographic film crews … [Read more...] about Latin America and the Caribbean: Wild Wealth
Over 500 participants including climate innovators, policy makers, entrepreneurs, financiers, social advocates, and researchers participate this week in a two-day international Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Partnership Forum at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (Jamaica). Co-hosted by the CIF Administrative Unit and the Inter-American Development Bank and under the auspice of … [Read more...] about Follow the opening ceremony of the CIF Partnership Forum 2014
A project in Brazil aims to improve the quality of life of small and medium farmers in the Amazon and Atlantic forest areas - by making viable sustainable, low-carbon agriculture. Sustainable rural development in these areas could result in poverty reduction, the preservation of biodiversity, and the mitigation of the causes and effects of climate change. Estimates indicate … [Read more...] about In Brazil, farmers in the Amazon and Atlantic forest areas are going sustainable
A few days ago I was visiting various clean energy projects developed with great success in Germany. Apart from their economic sustainability, the interesting thing about these developments is that they are done in a macro framework designed to move the country towards an efficient use of environmentally sustainable sources, ie sources of clean energy. Let's look at this … [Read more...] about Should we be following Germany’s example?