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environment and climate change

  • noticia - Intermediate cities and development in Latin America
  • noticia - Yes, we can.  How to reduce the impact of climate change on Latin America’s infrastructure
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  • Intermediate cities and development in La...

    The good performance of cities between 100,000 and 1 million people is decisive in increasing the productivity and competitiveness of Latin American economies.

  • Yes, we can. How to reduce the impact of...

    For every dollar invested in prevention, we save more than seven dollars in reconstruction; hence the importance of planning, designing, financing and operating resilient, low-carbon infrastructure in th...

  • Infrastructure for the development of Lat...

    Authorities of local and national governments, academy members, media, international organizations and the private sector representatives, will meet in Buenos Aires on April 25 and 26, 2018 to addr...

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We promote environmental management aligned with the required productive transformation to move towards low carbon economies. We incorporate environmental criteria in operations and finance resources and catalyze investments in Latin America through an integrated approach to sustainability that incorporates economic, social and environmental component.

The potential of natural resources and their impact on Latin American productivityimg - The potential of natural resources and their impact on Latin American productivity18 de October de 2018

Opportunities in commodities to generate competitive advantages will be one of the central themes in the CAF Conference: Productivity and Innovation for Development, which will be held on November 7-8 in Bogota, Colombia, featuring more than 50...

Loja takes action to combat climate change

15 de February de 2019

A new CAF-AFD study will produce a climate assessment in the Loja Canton to contribute to low-carbon, climate-resilient growth.

CAF and COFIDE advance the definition of a work plan to boost development in Peru

30 de January de 2019

A joint workshop organized by CAF- Development Bank of Latin America and Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE), and featuring personnel of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, took place in Lima, to tackle issues such as productivity, c...

Strategic partnership between CAF and IICA to promote modernization of agriculture in the Americas

29 de November de 2018

CAF-development bank of Latin America- and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) signed an ambitious cooperation agreement to stimulate public and private investments in the agricultural, forestry and fishing sector...

Portoviejo takes action to combat climate change

23 de October de 2018

A new study will produce a climate assessment in the Portoviejo Canton to contribute to low-carbon, climate-resilient growth.

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knowledge
Climate change: a series of inevitable effects on Latin America?
Latin America is vulnerable in the face of changes in global temperatures. An increase of 4°C would imply changes in the hydrological cycle, pressures on agriculture, and a greater propensity ...
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Is journalism describing the Apocalypse?
The coverage of environmental issues requires a change in perspective so that news may regain relevance, address a comprehensive approach, and do not corner the citizens  
img - Climate Change Affects Road Network in Mexico
Climate Change Affects Road Network in Mexico
A study carried out by CAF - development bank of Latin America - and the Centro Mario Molina, showed that there are 105,000 sites in Mexico in danger of flooding. The study puts forward strategies ...
Biotrade – environmentally sustainable productivity
Biotrade implies the implementation of business initiatives that are sustainable, environmentally responsible, and with equitable benefits. CAF contributes to the conservation and sustainable u...
img -  Latin American roads are not well prepared to cope with climate change
Latin American roads are not well prepared to cope with climate change
A new guide published by CAF-development bank of Latin America- proposes a series of short, medium and long term adaptation measures to alleviate and prevent damage caused by climate on Latin Ameri...
events
img - Climate finance to develop sustainable infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean
Climate finance to develop sustainable infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean
During this event, participants will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Latin American countries in the implementation of sustainable infrastructure necessary for their development, in...
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Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2018
CAF-development bank of Latin America- co-organized the “Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week in 2018” together with other international organizations and multilateral agencies
img - V Regional LEDS LAC Workshop
V Regional LEDS LAC Workshop
The V edition of the LEDS LAC Regional Workshop "Advancing toward a resilient low emission development: implementing the Paris Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean" will focus on the i...
img - 2016 Sustainable Investment Forum
2016 Sustainable Investment Forum
During the New York Climate Week, this Forum will bring together 300 participants from the national and regional governments, international finances, the private sector of the industry, and ca...
img - Presentation of the Project Footprint of Cities in Cali
Presentation of the Project Footprint of Cities in Cali
The Colombian city of Cali joined the regional initiative for the mitigation and adaptation to climate change "Footprint of Cities Project"