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  • Jagdeo on Climate Change and Guyana

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

    Recently the Stabroek News carried an article reporting on a series of statements by President Bharrat Jagdeo on the issues of climate change. He was speaking at the People’s Progessive Party (PPP) congress.
    Jagdeo claimed that adapting to global climate change will cost Guyana “billions.” He said that to adapt Guyana must fortify 360 […]

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    IDB Help for Sanitation & Waste Management in Manaus / Apoio do BID para Saneamento e Gestão dos Resíduos em Manaus

    Friday, August 8th, 2008

    Temas Observations: Two small points about this loan: (1) this loan comes close on the heels of Fiocruz’s announcement of a major program to assess the environment and health challenges facing Manaus; (2) the loan was made to Amazonas state, not the municipality or the federal government.
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    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Brazil’s Amazonas gets IDB […]

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    Improving Sanitation in Belem / Melhorando Saneamento em Belém

    Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Brazil obtains IDB loan for Belém Sanitation Project
    Bank will finance drainage, water treatment and improve living conditions for 220,000 people in northern Brazil
    The Belém municipality in northern Brazil will obtain US$68.7 million from the Inter-American Development Bank for a sanitation and urban environmental program in Estrada Nova watershed, which is […]

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    Improving the Urban Environment in Goiânia

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$56.7 million for urban environmental program in Brazil
    Funds will support better drainage and land use planning in the Macambira and Anicuns River watersheds
    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of a US$56.7 million loan to the Municipality of Goiânia for an urban environmental program in the Macambira […]

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    Improving Environmental Quality in Porto Alegre

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$83.2 million to support the Integrated Socioenvironmental Program of Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Program will improve quality of life by restoring water quality, expanding sanitation services and upgrading the urban environment
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a US$83.2 million loan to Brazil for the Integrated Socioenvironmental […]

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    Improving Environmental Quality in Joinville

    Thursday, November 1st, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): 
    IDB approves US$32.67 million to improve environmental quality in Municipality of Joinville in Brazil
    Project to address flooding and watercourse pollution that impact urban environment
    The Inter-American Development Bank announced today the approval of a US$32.67 million loan to Brazil for an environmental revitalization program to help address the pollution and flooding […]

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    More IDB “Infrastructure” Funds with an Environmental Twist / Mas financiamiento del BID para “infraestructura” con dimensiones ambientales / Mais financiamento do BID para “infra-estrutura” com dimensões ambientais

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced more projects that it labels as involving “sustainable” infrastructure. The projects involve the IDB’s new Infrastructure Fund (InfraFund). According to the IDB, the InfraFund
    is targeted to address the urgent infrastructure needs of Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the preparation and development of sustainable infrastructure […]

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    IDB Loan for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rican Wilderness Areas / Prestamo de BID para turismo sostenible en áreas silvestres de Costa Rica

    Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves $20 million loan to Costa Rica for sustainable tourism in protected wilderness areas
    Program seeks to generate revenue for National Conservation Areas System and benefit neighboring communities
    A $20 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank will support a program to promote sustainable tourism in protected wilderness areas in Costa […]

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