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The IDB Will Finance Research on Trade and Environment

The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) and the Interdisciplinary Institute of Political Economy (IIEP UBA-CONICET) of Argentina will select and finance up to six research proposals related to the challenges of trade and the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

"The Green Turn" call, directed at researchers, universities, and think tanks in Latin America and the Caribbean is open until February 28, 2023, and aims to support research that will contribute to the diagnosis of the current regional situation and policy recommendations specific on three thematic areas:

  • Environmental goods and services and productive/export supply.
  • Trade policy and environmental bias.
  • Energy transition and international insertion.

“As Latin American and Caribbean countries transition to more environmentally friendly growth patterns, trade can help generate new comparative advantages by encouraging exporting companies to incorporate cleaner and more sustainable technologies, energy sources, and process designs into their operations,” said Fabrizio Opertti, manager of the IDB's Integration and Trade Sector.

The call includes a line open to researchers in general and another aimed especially at young people up to 35 years of age. "We believe that academics, experts, and young researchers can contribute to the analysis of the challenges and opportunities for exports in the region while addressing the need to reduce the effects of climate change and achieve sustainable development goals,” said Ana Basco, director of INTAL.

At the end of the process, up to six projects will be chosen and receive a contribution of $8,000 each.

IDB INTAL is part of the IDB's Integration and Trade sector.

For more information on the terms and conditions of the contest, visit this link.

About the IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the leading sources of financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also undertakes cutting-edge research projects and provides consultancy services on policies, technical assistance, and training to public and private clients throughout the region. Take our virtual tour.

The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) is part of the IDB’s Integration and Trade Sector. It was created in 1965 and seeks to promote regional and international integration for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It generates qualitative and quantitative information, conducts technical analyses, assists governments, and develops training programs for public officials and the business community in the countries. It also raises awareness around progress on Latin American integration and the benefits and challenges.



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