The holidays remind us of the cultural power of food: nothing connects loved ones together the way a shared meal can. That is, of course, until talking about sensitive issues spoils the party. This holiday season, Latin Americans and Caribbeans gather to celebrate religious milestones (including a world cup!) just as global leaders have enacted a framework to protect … [Read more...] about We can share delicious meals while preserving biodiversity and the climate – if we chose what we eat and how we produce it
Mainstreaming Natural Capital to Drive Increased Nature-Positive Investments
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
Sovereign Sustainable Bonds as Core Financing Instruments for Sustainable Development
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
Six Lessons on the Sustainability Revolution from “One Region, One Commitment”
The sustainability revolution requires interaction and collaboration among various actors to generate the transformational changes needed to address the impacts of climate change. That is why the public and private sectors, civil society and academia must join forces to drive strategies and action towards a carbon-free and climate-resilient economy. The climate change crisis … [Read more...] about Six Lessons on the Sustainability Revolution from “One Region, One Commitment”
How do we rethink water planning in the face of a future shaped by climate change?
We live in a world full of uncertainties. The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine are but two of the last examples. Climate change similarly comes with uncertainties, and we are seeing it with what happened in Texas in the last winter for instance: an unexpected change of “normal” climate conditions generated a serious humanitarian crisis due to the collapse of the power … [Read more...] about How do we rethink water planning in the face of a future shaped by climate change?