Climate Change and Sustainability Division
IDB helps Latin America and the Caribbean address climate change
Climate change threatens both to undermine the long-term efforts of the region to achieve sustainable development and to affect the most vulnerable members of society disproportionally.
To respond to increasing demand for clients for assistance in addressing climate change, the General Capital Increase (GCI-9) commits the Bank to support mitigation and adaptation efforts of borrowing members while meeting their developmental and energy requirements. GCI-9 sets a target of 25 percent of total lending going to a growing portfolio on climate change, environmental sustainability, and renewable energy.
The objective of the Climate Change Strategy (CCS) is to serve as a guiding instrument for scaling up IDB support for actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change within Latin America and the Caribbean Leveraging the IDB’s institutional strengths and its unique advantages, the CCS will promote the development and use of a range of public and private sector financial and nonfinancial instruments for strengthening the institutional, technical, and financial capacity to address climate change challenges.
Areas of Action
MIF and NDF announce the launch of a $11,865,000 regional facility, PROADAPT, which will support MSME in building climate resilience. Apr 17, 2013
Energy Efficiency Facility to support companies to make investments in energy efficiency, small-scale, self-supply renewable energy projects. Apr 12, 2013
IDB approved a loan package for $41.4 million for the construction, operation, and maintenance of three photovoltaic solar plants in Chile. Mar 28, 2013
- Argentina. Energy Topics - Southern Wind Project.
- Guyana. Amaila Falls Hydroelectric Power Project.
- Barbados. Second Generation of Reforms to support the SEFB - I.
- Peru. Designing the Forest Investment Program Strategy for Peru. May 14, 2013
- Brazil. Low Carbon Agriculture and Avoided Deforestation for Reducing Poverty. Apr 3, 2013
- Regional. Environmental, Climate Change and Urban Pillars Emerging Sustainable Cities. Mar 15, 2013
- Canadian Climate Fund (04:00)
Canadian Climate Fund
Let’s Talk Climate Change
This blog is a space for IDB specialists and the public to share ideas and opinions about how the most effect way to respond to the issue of global climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.