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  • $20 Mn. to Help Colombia Clean Up its Solid Waste Management / US$20 millones para apoyar a Colombia mejorar su manejo de los residuos sólidos

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

    From the World Bank:
    Financing to address health and environmental problems
    The US$20 million for implementing the Solid Waste Management Program in Colombia will seek to improve the quality and coverage of the country’s integrated waste treatment services, benefiting close to 400,000 people thanks to the appropriate management of solid waste in landfills built by the project.
    “This […]

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    Helping Belize Clean Up Its Act

    Monday, November 24th, 2008

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    Belize will improve Solid Waste Management with IDB Support
    Program will build new waste disposal facilities in the country’s Western Corridor
    Belize will receive a US$11,150,000 loan from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) to improve solid waste management practices, reduce environmental pollution and enhance the image of Belize in the eco-tourism […]

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    Can a Huge Luxury Resort = Sustainable Tourism?

    Wednesday, September 26th, 2007

    Can a 650-acre seaside luxury resort in Costa Rica be a full-fledged "sustainable tourism" destination? 
    Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online (AOL), says it can.
    Case launched the company Revolution LLC  in 2005 "to build companies based on disruptive business models that give people more choice, control and convenience in the important aspects of their […]

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    Better Solid Waste Management in Argentine Tourism Cities

    Friday, June 8th, 2007

    Temas Observation: This program has been needed in Argentina for some time, and I can think of a few other LAC nations with municipalities that serve as key tourism destinations that could use a similar program (IBD, take note).

    From the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB):
    IDB approves US$60 million loan for solid waste management in municipalities with […]

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    Helping Colombia Improve Environmental Management and Meet Its MDGs

    Friday, June 8th, 2007

    From the World Bank:
    Colombia: World Bank Approves US$200 Million for Sustainable Development
    The World Bank’s Board of Directors today approved a US$200 million loan to Colombia in order to integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs, which seek to protect the poor from the impacts of environmental degradation, particularly in terms of […]

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    IDB “Infrastructure” Funds with an Environmental Twist / Financiamento del BID para “Infrastructura” con Dimensiones Ambientales

    Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) recently has approved several projects that it labels as involving infrastructure, but to my mind, have a pronounced environmental slant.
    IDB officials will of course claim that most of its loans in the last 10-15 years have had an environmental dimension, especially those involving infrastructure. Most Bank critics will retort […]

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    An Environmental Agenda for the Andes

    Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

    Another piece I started long ago (at the end of Sept.) and left in the queue. I’ll clear the backlog yet! This is one is not over-ripe, though, because the Andean Community is only now implementing the Agenda.
    The Lima-based General Secretariat of the four-nation Andean Community* (Comunidad Andina – CAN) has released the […]

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