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    More IDB Support for Mexico’s Climate Change Agenda

    Thursday, September 17th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports second stage of Mexico’s climate change agenda

    Reforms linked to new loan will help mitigate the impacts and reduce vulnerability to climate change in energy, transportation, agriculture, tourism and water resources

    Mexico will implement an ambitious climate change program that includes mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and strengthening climate-related institutions, as […]


    FONTAGRO to Fund IDB Studies on Climate Change Impact on Agriculture

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    FONTAGRO extends agreement with IDB

    The Bank will manage the Fund until 2011 and finance climate change impact studies

    The Inter-American Development Bank and the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO, for its initials in Spanish) have extended until 2011 their agreement whereby the IDB will continue to manage the Fund, […]


    Japan Gives $5 mil. to IDB’s SECCI / Japón contribuye US$5 millones al SECCI del BID

    Monday, March 30th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Japan to Contribute $5 Million to IDB’s Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Fund

    IDB and two Japanese development agencies planning separate agreements

    The Japanese government will contribute $5 million to a fund managed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that promotes investments in economically and environmentally sound energy options.
    Japan will make the […]


    IDB Funds Coal-Fired Power Plants in Brazil / O BID vai financiar usinas termelétricas a carvão no Brasil

    Friday, March 20th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Brazil expands energy supply in Northeastern region with IDB financing

    Innovative agreement will partially offset CO2 emissions by promoting renewable energy projects and greenhouse gas reduction research

    Brazil will add 1,080 megawatts (MW) of electric power in the Northeastern states of Ceará and Maranhão with the construction of two coal-fired power plants […]


    An Energy Loan to Panama with Environmental Components / Un préstamo al sector energético panameño con componentes ambientales

    Thursday, March 19th, 2009

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Panama to consolidate energy sector reforms with support from the IDB

    US$100 million loan will underpin the country’s growth and help reduce poverty

    Panama will consolidate reforms needed to ensure the sustainability of its energy supplies, underpin economic growth and reduce poverty with financial and technical support from the Inter-American Development Bank.
    The […]


    IDB Finances Mexican Work on Climate Change / BID financiará agenda de México sobre cambio climático

    Friday, November 21st, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB supports climate change agenda in Mexico
    Finances innovations and reforms for climate change mitigation and adaptation, along with climate action plans in over 10 Mexican states
    The Inter-American Development Bank will finance the first national study on the economic impact of climate change, measures to mitigate that impact and climate change […]


    Energy Efficiency Loan to Brazil’s Largest Flat Steelmaker / Empréstimo para financiar eficiência energética em siderúrgica brasileira

    Monday, November 10th, 2008

    By my count, this is the second loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to Usiminas to improve energy efficiency in their steelmaking, cut carbon emissions and calculate their carbon footprint. The loan from last May covered its Ouro Branco mill, this one its new Santana do Paraiso mill, both in Minas Gerais state.
    From […]


    Apoyo del BID para eficiencia energética en El Salvador y Guatemala

    Thursday, November 6th, 2008

    Desde el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID):
    BID apoya eficiencia energética en El Salvador y Guatemala
    Dos cooperaciones técnicas por un total de US$1.266.000 financiarán el diseño y la implementación de medidas para disminuir el consumo de energía
    El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo anunció la aprobación de dos donaciones del Fondo de la Iniciativa en Energía Sostenible y […]


    LAC Could Save US$36 bn Via Energy Efficiency / ALC podrían ahorrar US$36mil millones con eficiencia energética

    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Latin America and the Caribbean could save US$36 billion through energy efficiency investments by 2018
    New IDB report compares energy consumption, fuel and electricity prices; claims efficiency could be region’s largest untapped source of energy
    Latin American and Caribbean countries could save an estimated US$36 billion over the next decade by adopting […]


    The Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard / Scorecard de Sostenibilidad de los Biocombustibles / Indicadores de Sustentabilidade em Biocombustíveis

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB launches interactive Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard
    Web application enables assessment of sustainability of biofuel projects relating to food security, land use, labor conditions
    The Inter-American Development Bank released an interactive tool known as the Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard on September 9th, as part of a comprehensive effort to ensure that biofuel investments produce […]

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