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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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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.

CAF to hold conference April 25 and 26 in Argentina on inclusive and resilient infrastructureimg - CAF to hold conference April 25 and 26 in Argentina on inclusive and resilient infrastructure12 de April de 2018

Over fifty leaders from Latin America and around the world will attend the Conference on Infrastructure for the Development of Latin America, to be held by CAF at the Hotel Alvear Icon in Buenos Aires. The conference will discuss the challenges...

Empowered municipal administration to better manage urban green spaces

12 de July de 2017

CAF and FAO organized a forum to discuss the most effective measures to empower municipal administration and achieve a better quality of life through an improved management of green spaces

CAF supports Panama’s goal of reforesting a million hectares

26 de June de 2017

Directors and collaborators of the multilateral body joined the III Great National Day for the Reforestation of Panama, as part of the public-private strategy named: Alliance for a million hectares, which also seeks to recover the water re...

More efficient public transportation and energy in Latin America with credit lines of up to EUR 202 million from KfW to CAF

25 de May de 2017

This initiative led by the Government of Germany (BMZ) through KfW and CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, will reduce financing costs for the promotion of projects that are low in emissions of greenhouse gasses, and...

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...

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knowledge
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  
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 - 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 - 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 ...
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