Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean are among the most highly vulnerable countries to climate change hazards which include sea level rise, hurricanes, flooding, droughts, changing rainfall patterns, increased temperatures, and coastal erosion. Investing in Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is critical for the Caribbean owing to the region’s heightened … [Read more...] about 3 keys to Increase Nature-Based Solutions in Caribbean Construction Industry
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
At this year’s UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal (COP15), countries are gathering to finalize the post-2020 global framework on biodiversity (GBF). In the landmark agreement, countries are expected to commit to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 and institute a new global plan to deploy resources for the conservation and restoration of nature. The finalization of the framework … [Read more...] about Mainstreaming Natural Capital to Drive Increased Nature-Positive Investments
The financing deficit for infrastructure in Brazil is approximately US$ 49.5 billion per year. Data from the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub indicate that US$ 1.2 trillion would be needed by 2040 to supply the country's infrastructure demand. Today, less than 2% of GDP is invested in the sector. Sustainable Infrastructure A solution to this challenge is the incorporation of … [Read more...] about How can sustainable infrastructure attract new investments and increase the resilience of projects and assets in the face of climate change
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?