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  • Climate Change May Hit Andean Nations Hard

    Thursday, June 12th, 2008

    In early May the Andean Community (CAN) released its report on the probable impact of global climate change on its four member states (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru). One of the key conclusions of El Carmbio Climático no tiene fronteras (“Climate Change Does Not Have Borders”) is that by 2025 the impacts of global climate change […]


    EIB & IDB to Team Up on Climate Change Mitigation in LAC

    Thursday, June 5th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): EIB & IDB to increase co-financing in Latin America, with special emphasis on climate change mitigation The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have agreed to strengthen their cooperation and cofinancing to support strategic development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. In their meeting […]


    IDB Loan for Dam in Ecuador / Préstamo del BID para Represa Hidroeléctrica en Ecuador

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

    The Bank makes a point of detailing how they believe they have minimized the adverse environmental impact of this dam project. In fact, they almost sound defensive about it. Are any of my readers familiar with the project, that they can confirm or refute the Bank’s claims? Just curious. From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): […]


    IDB Approves Preparation of Small & Medium Hydro Projects in Guatemala / BID aprobó preparación de proyectos hidroeléctricos pequeños y medianos en Guatemala

    Friday, March 16th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB approves US$400,000 for preparation of new energy projects in Guatemala Financing to develop small and mid-sized hydroelectric plants The Inter-American Development Bank today announced approval of US$400,000 in financing from its Infrastructure Fund (InfraFund) for feasibility studies to support the development of small and mid-sized hydroelectric power plants […]


    A Sustainable Energy Plan for Brazil?

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

    The Government’s Energy Vision Last Wednesday Brazil’s Energy Research Corporation (EPE) released the National Energy Plan 2030, the government’s blueprint for energy development for the next 24 years. The EPE is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), charged with energy planning. The principal theme of the plan can be found in […]


    “Up in Smoke” PostScript: Related Materials on Climate Change and LAC

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    It’s been suggested to me to post some recommendations for follow-up reading and resources related to the review I did on the “Up in Smoke” report on probable impact of global climate change on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). I’m a bit hesitant to do so because I don’t consider myself to be an […]