Achieving the energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean is a key step of the regional low-carbon pathway. However, it requires a strong commitment from multiple sectors. Both, government and the private sector must invest in renewable and sustainable energy, considering a long-term vision and the commitment to the Paris Agreement. Decarbonizing the energy sector, … [Read more...] about [New Podcast] Energy empowerment: Women trailblazing the inclusive energy transition in Latin America and the Caribbean
Your day in the future. You cook breakfast every morning on an electric induction stove. It is powered, as all appliances in your home, by the solar panels on your roof. To go to work, you take your e-bike or the tram that a wind farm powers outside the city—just another Tuesday with a zero-carbon footprint. And here is the best part: you can afford it. Electricity is so cheap … [Read more...] about Powering everything with renewable electricity will be cheaper and cleaner. Can governments accelerate the transition?
Picture this. Instead of being stuck in traffic jams, you spend time with family or play football with friends. Instead of spending money on car bills and gasoline, you spend it on a healthy dinner or save it for your next holiday. And instead of getting sick from inhaling fumes and forgetting your city overlooks the Andes, you breathe fresh air and see blue skies. This is … [Read more...] about Walkable cities and electric mobility would mean cheaper transport and cleaner air. Can governments deliver?
Despite their short history, Sovereign Thematic Bonds have emerged as an interesting opportunity for Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries to efficiently channel domestic and international capital markets towards sustainable investments. While countries are trying to finance their recovery efforts and also take advantage of the increased interest for responsible and … [Read more...] about Sovereign Sustainable Bonds as Core Financing Instruments for Sustainable Development
Despite the difficulties and challenges that Haiti has been facing since 2019, investment projects continue to be carried out in the country in areas such as access to water, education, health, energy, agriculture and productive infrastructure. In this context, the environmental and social safeguard policies of organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and … [Read more...] about Five action areas to improve the environmental and social sustainability of projects in Haiti