Since the novel coronavirus struck last year forcing countries into lockdowns and social distancing measures, businesses and governments adopted new policies for working remotely. These lockdowns have caused an unprecedented experiment where more people than ever before have been teleworking to reduce the risks of spreading and contracting the virus. While much has been … [Read more...] about Can teleworking help us achieve sustainable recovery and net-zero emission economies?
Climate change is a fact and we see its consequences everyday through heat and cold waves, droughts, an increase in the frequency and intensity of rains, rising sea levels, loss of biodiversity, among others, which directly impact the health of the population and particularly the most vulnerable. The building sector not only contributes to aggravating this phenomenon but is … [Read more...] about Greening hospitals is a commitment to sustainability in the health sector
Due to the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean faces a crisis without precedent in its history. For a sustainable recovery to be possible—one that reduces the infrastructure gap and inequality while addressing the climate and ecological emergencies—we need to improve planning of infrastructure projects. Closing the quantitative, qualitative and efficiency gap in … [Read more...] about Well-planned sustainable infrastructure can spark economic recovery
When will life return to “normal”? That’s what many ponder as governments battle to protect citizens and put together economic rescue plans. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the situation is grim as countries reel from over 266,000 deaths. The impact on jobs is bleak with estimates suggesting that up to 17 million formal and 23 million informal jobs could be lost … [Read more...] about “Green” won’t be enough for Latin America and the Caribbean’s recovery