The natural boundary between water and land is much blurrier than it appears on a map. If you live near a pristine natural coastline or beach, go there with a map in hand. If you compare the actual sea/land boundary you observe, with the map, you will see how they do not match (or just how vague the boundary is). Seawater is constantly moving due to the complex effects of … [Read more...] about From Conventional to Climate-Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management Public Policy
Imagine that you are planning next year's budget and identifying the projects to be contracted. The community is excited about the upcoming projects. Construction gets underway, but before long, you must deliver unwelcome news—these projects will require more time and prove more expensive than originally anticipated, leading to considerable dissatisfaction among the population. … [Read more...] about Why are technical studies key in the feasibility stage of infrastructure projects?
The agri-food systems across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are continuously subject to disruptions. One of the most recent and devasting disruptions was the COVID-19 pandemic. This public health emergency affected the region's agri-food sector, the economies of its countries, and the daily lives of its people. In this context, resilience and innovation were crucial to … [Read more...] about Lessons on Resilience and Innovation in Agri-Food Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean
The next decade is critical to see whether countries can move fast enough to implement plans to adapt to this increasingly complex challenge: the climate and biodiversity crisis. The LAC region benefits from accessing donor resources to address climate change's challenges in their economies, finding ways to increase ambition, and searching for solutions to tackle … [Read more...] about Concessional Resources to Accelerate Climate Action
About three and a half years ago, the world stopped. An almost unknown threat made us drastically change our way of living. Without wanting to delve into what that stage entailed regarding human pain and mental and physical challenges for the population, I would like to start a series of blogs about the structural change that the pandemic brought to the tourism … [Read more...] about Has the Region’s Tourism Sector Already Overcome the Pandemic’s Impact?