Climate change threatens lives and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We all heard the news; the earth is warming fast. Scientists said that a surge of heat compromised North America to Antarctica in early July. Tropical Storm Bret hit the eastern Caribbean islands, resulting in torrential rainfall, landslides, and flooding. Air … [Read more...] about Can Latin America and the Caribbean Attend Climate Change and Development Challenge in Parallel?
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Getting to net-zero emissions is essential to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. A key question is how much carbon pricing can help reduce emissions, stimulate low-carbon investment, and fund emission captures. Indeed, carbon pricing generates various expectations. Some expect carbon pricing to incentivize technological change consistent with full decarbonization. Others … [Read more...] about What can Carbon Prices Achieve in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Can the COVID-19 pandemic help us prepare to respond to climate-related crises? Yes, it does. Crises often offer lessons for the future. While COVID-19 had enormous negative repercussions in many ways, it also left us good learnings, in this case, lessons that will be useful to prepare us to respond to shocks caused by climate change. We know that our region is one of the … [Read more...] about Lessons from COVID-19 to provide effective shock responses to climate change
We are in a global and systemic transformation. Global temperatures have already risen by 1.1 degree, and we are seeing intensified droughts and wildfires in the southern cone and more frequent and violent hurricanes in the Caribbean and Central America. At the same time, we are living in the sustainability revolution with impact and scale like the industrial revolution. Global … [Read more...] about Responding to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in LAC
Who likes a noisy bedroom? What about a living room that feels cold in winter and hot in summer? While this is currently the reality of city life for many of us, it does not have to be. According to our recent report, Latin Americans and Caribbeans can get better buildings with more comfortable temperatures, noise insulation, and, wait for it: cheaper bills too! But getting … [Read more...] about Decarbonized buildings will be more comfortable and cheaper to live in