Climate change and drug trafficking [are] the two main threats to stability and global security Danilo Medina, president of Republica Dominicana. During his speech at the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), President Danilo Medina described climate change and drug trafficking as the two main threats to stability and global security. In both … [Read more...] about This is how the transport sector is being affected by climate change
Benoit Lefevre is an economist working as a senior specialist at the Climate Change division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). His work focuses on improving climate friendliness of IDB-Group operations (Loan, Result & Policy Based Loan, Credit line, Technical Cooperation, etc.) for both mitigation and adaptation, leveraging climate finance and catalyzing private investment in clean resilient solutions (TOD, Electric bus, Green bonds, Resilient road and bridge, Metro, etc.). Benoit leads or participates in operation in Mexico, Colombia, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Argentine, Paraguay and Panama. To date at IDB, his focus has been transport, energy, cities, and natural disasters. Benoit also represents the IDB in the MDBs joined Working Group for Mitigation Climate Finance Tracking, and in the IFI Technical Working Group on GHG accounting. Previously, Benoit worked for the World Resources Institute (WRI) as Global Director of Energy, Climate & Finance of the Center for Sustainable Cities. In this role he led activities on alternative business models, municipal finance, capacity-building, upstream project preparation, urban energy modeling and integrated transport-land use policies. Prior to joining WRI, Benoit was director of the Urban Fabric program at IDDRI and visiting scholar at Berkeley University. Trained engineer, he holds a PhD in economics and finance, and did his post-doctorate at Colombia University. Benoit was Lead-author for 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC. He is author of 5 books, several academic papers and opinion columns.