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environment and climate change

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  • 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...

  • Latin American cities reduce climate foot...

    Fourteen Latin American cities are participating in the Huella de Ciudades [Footprint of Cities] initiative, which supports local governments in identifying actions, designing and implementing developmen...

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our contribution

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.

Colombia committed to sustainable transportation for medium-sized citiesimg - Colombia committed to sustainable transportation for medium-sized cities29 de June de 2018

The program “Sustainable transport for medium-sized cities,” designed by CAF-development bank of Latin America- and the Ministry of Transport, and financed by the Green Climate Fund, aims to reduced greenhouse gas emissions by implementing more...

CAF reaffirms its commitment to green financing to advance Sustainable Development Goals

27 de September de 2018

During the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Impact Summit, the One Planet Summit with the International Development Finance Club and bilateral meetings with high level representatives in the region, t...

IDFC Green Finance Mapping for 2017

26 de September de 2018

The International Development Finance Club (IDFC) doubled its commitment and hit the USD 200-billion mark in funding the fight against climate change and to remain aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Footprint of Cities among the 5 best urban initiatives worldwide

11 de September de 2018

Cities Alliance gave awards to the five best practices worldwide in the area of urban sustainability, which includes the Footprint of Cities project, financed by CAF.

International expert authorities and corporations discuss the challenges and opportunities of climate change

20 de August de 2018

CAF-development bank of Latin America- was one of the organizers of the 2018 Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week, held in Montevideo.

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knowledge
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...
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 ...
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 ...
img - Is journalism describing the Apocalypse?
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  
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...
events
img - Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2018
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" 
img - Results of the study on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
Results of the study on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
The objective of the study "Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Metropolitan Arequipa" is to identify measures for adaptation to climate change in the metropolitan area of Arequi...