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  • 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 in the […]

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    Energy Efficiency and Competitiveness in Latin America

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI), together with the governments of Germany and Switzerland, is sponsoring a conference on “Energy Efficiency and Competitiveness in Latin America” 15-16 September in São Paulo, Brazil. The conference will be held at the Club Transatlântico. The conference is being administered by […]

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    Carbon Credits for Light Bulbs

    Monday, October 1st, 2007

    Synopsis in English:  Chile is providing energy-efficient lightbulbs to the 40% of its households with low income, and is paying for the program with about US$1.4 million in carbon credits.  The carbon bonds for the Allowance Program for Lightbulb Change (PSRA) will be placed with the help of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which plans […]

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    A Huge Donation for Brazil’s Chief Consumer NGO / Uma donação grande para a ONG brasileira principal de defesa do consumidor / Una donación grande para la ONG brasileña principal de defensa del consumidor

    Thursday, August 16th, 2007

    This grant from the MIF is a major coup for the Brazilian Consumer Defense Institute (IDEC), probably increasing their operating funds by 50% and cementing their lead as Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) best funded consumer group. Parabéns, IDEC e Marliena Lazzarini (a Presidente do Instituto). To understand better the importance of […]

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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 Targets $3bn for Biofuels / BID apoyará proyectos de biocombustibles con US$3.000 millones / BID apóia projetos de biocombustíveis com US$3 bilhões

    Monday, April 2nd, 2007

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB targets $3 billion in Private Sector Biofuel Projects
    President Moreno announces planned investments in ethanol and biodiesel production, technical assistance for Central American countries, and a $300 million Green Energy Program
    Calling biofuels a “transformative opportunity” for Latin America and the Caribbean, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno detailed a broad pipeline […]

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    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 in Guatemala.
    The funding […]

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