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      IDB Support for Colombia’s Climate Change Work / BID apoya esfuerzos de Colombia sobre el cambio climático

      Thursday, October 1st, 2009

      From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
      IDB supports Colombia’s climate change agenda

      Reforms linked to new loan will help reduce vulnerability to climate change and take advantage of emerging carbon markets

      Colombia will implement an ambitious climate change program that includes reducing vulnerability and strengthening climate-related institutions, as part of a financial package approved yesterday by the Inter-American [...]

      Caribbean Public Health Authority on Track for Launch in 2010

      Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

      From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM):
      REGION GEARS UP FOR HEALTH AUTHORITY IN 2010
      Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers of Health meeting in Washington DC, USA at their 18th Caucus fully endorsed the time table for the establishment of the Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA) in 2010.
      Among the actions leading up to the start up of CARPHA are the [...]

      World Bank: Climate Change Adaptation Could Cost $75-100 bn/yr / Banco Mundial: la adaptación al cambio climático costará US$75.000-100.000 millones al año

      Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

      From the  World Bank:
      Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year

      New global estimate for cost of adaptation to climate change in developing countries

      The costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will be in the order of US$75-100 billion per year for the period 2010 to 2050 according to preliminary findings in [...]

      A New Green Globe Regime for Central America and the Caribbean

      Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

      From Green Globe International, Inc.:
      Green Globe International, Inc. Announces Partnership with Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) for Central American and Caribbean Markets
      Green Globe International, Inc., the worldwide owner of the Green Globe brand, has entered into an agreement with Responsible Business Alliance, a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) advisory partnership, for specified markets in Central America and [...]

      Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in LAC

      Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

      I am in New York attending the Seventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-17). This Session is focused on the thematic cluster of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification and Africa. As is the case with the opening day of most such international fora, today all too many opening [...]

      Climate Change as Employment Opportunity for the Caribbean

      Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

      From the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat:
      CLIMATE CHANGE AS A GENERATOR OF EMPLOYMENT IN KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS OF THE CARIBBEAN
      As the international community continues to give significant attention to the global phenomenon, Climate Change, Mr. Garfield Barnwell, Director of Sustainable Development at the CARICOM Secretariat posited some insights into how the Caribbean Region could transform this [...]

      Energy Efficiency Program for Caribbean Hotels Launched

      Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

      From the Barbados Government Information Service:
      CARIBBEAN HOTEL ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACTION PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
      Additional income from savings in electricity/fuel bills, a reduction in operational costs; and an increased flow of tourists preferring sustainable energy tourism destinations, are just a few of the benefits expected from the Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency Action Programme (CHENACT).
      This was announced today by [...]

      The State of LAC’s Forests

      Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

      The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has just released State of the World’s Forests 2009 (English, Spanish), the latest update of its annual overview of forest resources worldwide.  While it does not shed significant new light or offer new data on forest cover and the state of deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean [...]

      Energy Innovation Contest for LAC

      Friday, February 27th, 2009

      From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
      Hemispheric energy innovation contest announced

      Donors offer up to $200,000 to finance multiple proposals for promoting energy efficiency and access to renewable energy in Latin America and the Caribbean

      Novel ideas for improving energy efficiency and expanding access to renewable energy in Latin American and Caribbean countries will receive up to $200,000 [...]

      EPA to Study Puerto Rico Waters

      Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

      From the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
      EPA to Study Puerto Rico Waters and Marine Habitat
      For nearly two weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will study water, reefs and marine habitats in the Caribbean Sea around Puerto Rico.
      Starting today, EPA’s ocean survey vessel, the OSV BOLD, will conduct a series of scientific studies aimed at [...]

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