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    IDB’s First Loan to a Private Sector Bioenergy Project / Primeiro financiamento do BID ao setor privado para bioenergia

    Thursday, July 26th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB approves US$120 million for biofuel project in Brazil First IDB private sector financing for bioenergy The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank today approved its first private sector financing for a bioenergy project in Brazil for a total of US$120 million to Usina Moema Acúcar e […]


    Loan for Rural Sanitation in Chile / Préstamo para saneamiento rural en Chile

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB announces $100 million loan to Chile for rural sanitation program Project to reduce deficit of potable water and sewerage systems The Inter-American Development Bank approved today a $100 million loan to Chile for a rural sanitation program to improve the quality of life of people living in dispersed […]


    IDB: Camisea May Save Peru’s Rainforest

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

    Well, I guess everyone should stop fretting. The IDB now says the Camisea natural gas project not only will not cause significant harm to Peru’s environment and isolated indigenous communities, but may actually be the catalyst for saving the Peruvian rainforest! Read all about it in the IDB’s magazine, IDBAmerica, and let me know if […]


    Improving Environmental Governance in Uruguay

    Thursday, June 7th, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB approves $5 million loan for environmental management in Uruguay The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced the approval of a $5 million loan for modernization of environmental management and planning in Uruguay. The program, financed under the Sector Facility for institutional strengthening, will support modernization of institutions and […]


    Greening the IDB / A Verdecer el BID

    Saturday, April 21st, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): Calling for eco-efficiency at the IDB In celebration of Earth Day, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno will challenge IDB staff to participate in a Bank-wide greening campaign On the occasion of Earth Day (April 22), the Inter-American Development Bank renews its commitment to the protection of our environment, and […]


    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 […]


    IDB Board Approves Climate Change Initiative

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    Note: for background on the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), see our November post. The draft working papers outlining the strategy can be downloaded via the following links: Ch I – The Renewable Energy Ch II -Opportunities Constraints Ch III – Barriers and Good Practices to Increase Clean Energy Ch IV – Carbon […]


    The IDB Pushes Ethanol

    Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

    Moreno Urges US to Embrace LAC Ethanol On 07 February Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno offered a guest editorial (“op-ed”) in the Miami Herald that argued that the US should promote ethanol development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and embrace LAC ethanol imports. Moreno argues that the trying to reach […]


    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I

    Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

    Okay, I know what you’re thinking: the Stern Review — the analysis of the economic costs/benefits of coming to grips with global climate change that was commissioned by the UK Government and coordinated by the head of the Government Economic Service (and ex-Chief Economist at the World Bank) Sir Nicholas Stern — has been out […]

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