If you were a kid or teenager in the late 1970s and 1980s you probably danced to a music video on MTV and attempted an elaborate hairstyle inspired by all the trendy music movements: from the curly and bouffant ‘dos of pop stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson to elaborate, glam rock styles worn by Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx and Slash from Gun’s n Roses. It goes without … [Read more...] about What do big, poofy hairstyles and the ozone layer have in common?
The process of public consultations with project stakeholders is one of the key elements to ensure project sustainability. Consultations can be a decisive factor in the success of the project that seeks to promote local development. In order to be effective, it is necessary for this process to be meaningful, but what does that mean? How do we guarantee its … [Read more...] about Five tips for conducting meaningful public consultations
“Climate change and drug trafficking are the two main threats to global stability and security” Danilo Medina, President of the Dominican Republic Between 1900 and 2019, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of the regions with the highest occurrence of natural hazard events. Between 2004 and 2012, the region suffered a total of 881 disaster events, in which … [Read more...] about Blue Spot Analysis can strengthen the resilience of transport against natural disasters in the Dominican Republic
Have you ever wondered what relationship exists between climate change and cash transfer programs? Did you know that through these programs you can fight climate change? Today we publish in the journal Nature Sustainability a study that evaluates how to use cash transfer programs to alleviate the negative impact of carbon taxes on poor and vulnerable households. One of the … [Read more...] about How cash transfers can support the fight against climate change
If you consider the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) as the skeleton of a project, the Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) can certainly be considered as the backbone. The AoA examines the feasible alternatives of a proposed project from different points of view: technical, financial, regulatory, jurisdictional, environmental and social. Through this examination, … [Read more...] about Coming to a Crossroad: Analysis of Alternatives in Project Development