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  • Latin America: seeking growth that is low...

    Latin America must take advantage of green financing to achieve growth that is less dependent on fossil fuels, the greatest responsible for carbon emissions 

  • COP 22: What is at stake for Latin America?

    Despite the fact that Latin America is only responsible for 12.5 percent of emissions at a global level, it is one of the regions that will be most harmed by the effects of global warming. 

  • 10 successful interventions in Latin Amer...

    Through the exchange of experiences among mayors and the accompaniment of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America- through the "Cities with a Future" program, several urban interventions have been c...

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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.

At the UN, CAF promotes the fight against climate change with innovative financial instrumentsimg - At the UN, CAF promotes the fight against climate change with innovative financial instruments23 de September de 2016

CAF's Executive President, Enrique Garcia, spoke during the 71st United Nations General Assembly regarding the financial obstacles faced by cities in Latin America with respect to fighting climate change. During the meeting held...

Promoting Climate Action on the Ground in Latin America

31 de March de 2017

Today sees the opening of a Regional Collaboration Centre in Panama City, to be operated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat in partnership with CAF - Development Bank of Latin America. The cen...

Experts meet in Mexico to define strategies to mitigate air pollution

18 de January de 2017

The purpose of the workshop is for regulators, those in charge of policy making in Mexico City, and national authorities, to engage in in-depth debates regarding the mitigation strategies for air pollution with their peers from other important ...
CAF is the first multilateral development bank to sign the Framework for Accreditation Agreement with the Green Climate Fund

16 de November de 2016

CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed an agreement to develop resilient and low-carbon emissions projects in Latin American countries.

Latin America: toward low emissions economic development

27 de September de 2016

The V LEDS LAC Regional Workshop started on Monday in Panama to debate and share the best public policies and ways to incorporate a change in paradigm in economic development 

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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 ...
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 - Efficient irrigation strengthens ecologic agriculture
Efficient irrigation strengthens ecologic agriculture
An efficient use of water in agriculture is the most important factor to improve sustainability in areas where the resource is scarce. Technology is a crucial factor in the management of seeds ...
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  
events
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...
img - Latinoamérica Verde 2016 Award
Latinoamérica Verde 2016 Award
The third edition of the awards, which highlights the results and benefits of climate activities toward the community, will be held in Ecuador