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  • IDB Updates Its Biofuels Scorecard

    Friday, September 11th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB): IDB releases new version of Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard Update incorporates feedback from five regional consultations and addresses concerns regarding food security, indigenous peoples and biodiversity preservation The Inter-American Development Bank has released a new version of its Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard, which will enable users to better anticipate the impacts […]

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    Five LAC Nations Picked for Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

    Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

    In a recent post on the growing list of international carbon finance sources available to nations of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), I mentioned the new Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) recently created by the World Bank designed to combat deforestation and climate change at the same time. The Facility essentially will help developing […]

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    Protecting Health from Climate Change

    Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

    As they promised last year, in April the World Health Organization (WHO) and its regional counterpart, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), celebrated World Health Day in April by trying to educate us all about the possible health impacts of global climate change on health. Most assessments and discussions of climate change to date have […]

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    The Changing Face of Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

    Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

    With much fanfare a collection of Brazil’s Ministers — Environment (MMA), Agrarian Development (MDA), Agriculture (MAPA) — and the chief of President Lula’s Civil Cabinet held a joint press conference a few weeks ago to announce the latest deforestation data and projections for the Brazilian Amazon (“Amazônia Legal” as Brazil calls it, comprises 9 states […]

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    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 […]

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    IDB Tries to Quiet Fears About Camisea Project

    Thursday, May 24th, 2007

    Last Thursday (17 May) the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) released the results of an environmental and social audit (executive summary in Spanish; “fact sheet” in English and Spanish) and of an “integrity review” (executive summary in English; “fact sheet” in English and Spanish) of a natural gas pipeline project in Peru known as Camisea. IDB […]

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    Vaccination Week in LAC

    Monday, April 23rd, 2007

    This week the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is sponsoring the fifth annual “Vaccination Week” (VWA) throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to try to substantially improve the region’s immunization levels and coverage. Are you up-to-date on your immunizations? Are your kids? Are the elderly in your life (aunts, uncles, grandparents, elder friends and […]

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