The challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean facing Climate Change

Regardless of social or economic status, the entire population is affected by climate change, with greater prevalence in women, children and elderly adults. The consequences of climate change seriously affect the sustainability of the planet: flooding, drought, bush-fires, coastal erosion, tsunamis, and higher temperatures.

Thinking of a more sustainable world is the only way. The delicate balance between the use of the existing resources and the needs of future generations is the key to sustainable growth.

Although the carbon footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean is small and it appears to be decreasing[1], it is vital to promote initiatives focused on reducing it further. Since 10 years ago the IDB Group has been committed to working on the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, supporting renewable energy and environmental sustainability.

The IDB Group makes available a program that helps to visualize initiatives and publications related to climate change. This program works in partnership with public and private financial institutions, in order to implement monitoring systems and innovation on climate change[2].

The delicate balance between the use of the existing resources and the needs of future generations is the key to sustainable growth.

The effective and participatory implementation of agendas for climate change and environmental sustainability in the region are essential for the successful development of measures to move towards a low emission and climate resilient development. In this context, and connected to civil society, the IDB Group is also leading a diagnosis of best practices where governments, with civil society, are making better progress in these agendas.

Therefore, the IDB Group-Civil Society in consortium with the Avina Foundation, the Grupo de Financiamiento Climático para Latinoamérica y el Caribe (GFLAC) and the Asociación Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR) are carrying out a series of webinars for the implementation of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Agendas in seven countries from the region (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Jamaica).

 

Get to know the upcoming webinars, participate and join the regional discussion, here: https://www.wiconnect3.org/formacion-y-becas/nuevo-ciclo-de-talleres-para-agendas-cambio-climatico-y-sostenibilidad-ambiental/

 

Referencias:

[1] El desafío climático y de desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe: Opciones para un desarrollo resiliente al clima y bajo en carbono.

[2] NDC Invest