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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 [...]

    Oxfam Argues for New Global Climate Adaptation Fund / Oxfam aboga por un nuevo fondo mundial para adaptación al cambio climático

    Sunday, September 20th, 2009

    From Oxfam International:
    Rich countries must not raid aid to pay climate debt

    A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.

    The warning comes as world [...]

    Improving Sanitation and Water Quality in Canelones / Mejorando saneamiento y calidad del agua en Canelones

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Uruguay to improve sanitation and water quality in coastal area
    IDB credit for up to US$80 million will finance sewer service expansion in Ciudad de la Costa and improve water quality in rivers, beaches
    Uruguay will seek to improve the quality of life of people in Ciudad de la Costa, its second [...]

    The Economics of Climate Change in the Caribbean / La economía del cambio climático en el Caribe

    Sunday, September 14th, 2008

    From the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN
    ECLAC study to review policy and provide country-by-country assessments of its impacts.
    A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for [...]

    Improving Environment, Water & Sanitation Management in São Luís

    Friday, July 18th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    Brazil: Improved Living Conditions and Employment Generation for over 40,000 Poor Urban Families in São Luís
    Project to promote city competitiveness and upgrade housing and sanitation in one of the Brazil’s poorest states
    The World Bank approved yesterday a loan of US$ 35.6 million for the São Luis Enhancing Municipal Governance and Quality of [...]

    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 [...]

    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 [...]

    Importance of the IPCC Report for LAC

    Thursday, March 8th, 2007

    By now, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about the “summary for policymakers” released 02 February by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its 90% certainty claim, and the long list of frightening predicted impacts worldwide of the global climate change phenomenon. What synopsis of the report could I possibly [...]