Low-income farmers in Jamaica will implement a comprehensive set of water storage and conservation measures to conserve water and soil resources and increase resilience to climate change in an IDB project financed by the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The project will be carried out in vulnerable sections of the Jamaica’s Rio Minho and Rio Bueno River Basins, … [Read more...] about An Adaptation Program that Focuses on Water Resources
Jamaica will design a broad-based strategy for reducing the economic and social effects of severe weather events and other climate change impacts in an IDB knowledge and capacity building initiative financed by the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR). Jamaica’s size and geographic location make it particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. More extreme … [Read more...] about Comprehensive Strategy to Identify Measures for Reducing Climate Change Impacts
No, this is not some military project aimed at equipping wildlife with lethal capabilities. The project is actually harmless. It seeks to increase our knowledge of flamingo flight patterns in southern Bolivia, with the ultimate goal of better locating future infrastructure development in the region. To achieve that, we joined a group of field ornithologists to equip five adult … [Read more...] about Pink drones out of control over the Andes!
Our air is becoming toxic due to pollution caused by fossil fuels dependence and energy inefficient buildings, among other factors. All this pollution causes serious health problems that can be magnified by the high temperatures and heat waves produced by climate change. The most affected are children, women, elderly and the poorest populations of developing countries. … [Read more...] about Seven facts about air that will leave you breathless
Energy services companies to increase their role in promoting energy efficiency for SMEs The IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) will prepare a Clean Technology Fund (CTF) project to foster the use of energy efficiency technologies by small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Colombia through the development of a market for performance-based contracting and … [Read more...] about Energy Efficiency for SMEs in Colombia