IDB supports the Latin America and the Caribbean in responding to Climate Change with the help from International Finance The IDB is supporting the Latin America and the Caribbean Region in its response to Climate Change with help from International Finance: The Climate Investment Funds. The IDB’s participation in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) adds a powerful and … [Read more...] about The Climate Investment Funds
As Garcia Marquez might say, Life is nothing if not a continuous succession of opportunities to survive
Today one of the most influential Latin American writers passed away. Internationally known for his book "A hundred years of solitude", Gabriel García Márquez helped us imagine how the lives of our future generations might be like. Holding the IPCC Climate Change Report at hand and imagining the future, we can only hope that our cities' future isn't as bleak as Márquez's … [Read more...] about As Garcia Marquez might say, Life is nothing if not a continuous succession of opportunities to survive
The human face of climate change adaptation
Sometimes climate change can seem a little abstract. Some of us believe we can only convince our partners with long-term benefits, geeky climate models, strong financial analysis and any kind of scientific tool we may find. But still, climate change projects are about people today. A couple of weeks ago, I was in Haiti working on an agricultural project to be implemented in … [Read more...] about The human face of climate change adaptation
Pixels can also be green
Sustainability is, thankfully, becoming a widespread concept in many industries. In the industrial design field, there are programs that allow you to swap out a material or production technique and factor their different environmental impacts. Often, when considering sustainable design we tend to factor carbon footprint, durability, renewability and adaptability of the product. … [Read more...] about Pixels can also be green
How can sustainable infrastructure improve quality of life and social inclusion in Latin America?
* By Graham Watkins On March 19, I was lucky enough to take part in a round table discussion amongst leaders in the field of sustainable infrastructure. For those of you who were not able to attend the discussion here at the IDB, this blog post is an attempt to provide my perspective on these two hours of intense discussion about the implications of shifting our perspectives … [Read more...] about How can sustainable infrastructure improve quality of life and social inclusion in Latin America?