World Bank: Climate Change Adaptation Could Cost $75-100 bn/yr / Banco Mundial: la adaptación al cambio climático costará US$75.000-100.000 millones al añoWednesday, September 30th, 2009
From the World Bank:
Adapting to Climate Change to Cost US$75-100 Billion a year
New global estimate for cost of adaptation to climate change in developing countries
The costs of adaptation to climate change in developing countries will be in the order of US$75-100 billion per year for the period 2010 to 2050 according to preliminary findings in [...]
The Data Problem
One of the key challenges in formulating a reasonable and effective policy on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is figuring out how much there is, what type of WEEE it is (different WEEE pose different hazardous material/waste management challenges), and what is happening to it [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When discussing recovery/recycling among packaging materials in Brazil, glass sometimes suffers by comparison. Brazil is a world leader in recycling PET and aluminum cans, and high among recyclers of corrugated cardboard (77%).
Brazil’s 45% annual recycling rate for glass packaging is better than the glass packaging rate for the US (but then again, the US [...]
Brazil is five times champion of what? Well, yeah, football (futbol, or soccer as my American friends insist on calling it).
But something else too: Brazil has led the world in recycling aluminum cans five years in a row (so it is not a anomaly or “blip”!). In 2005 Brazil recycled 96.2%, higher than [...]
The Climate Action Network – Europe (CAN-Europe) and the German environment research organization, Germanwatch, have just released the 2007 version of their Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) at the meeting currently underway in Nairobi of the Contracting Parties (CPs) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol. Germanwatch [...]