Costa Rica hosts IDB’s Regional Policy Dialogue on Environmental Permitting and Compliance

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:47
Escazú, Costa Rica – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Environmental and Social Safeguards Unit, June 18-20 will hold the VII Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) to help Latin American environmental agencies strengthen their environmental permitting and compliance systems.

Japan and Inter-American Development Bank enter into a New and Comprehensive Partnership on the 40th Anniversary of Japan’s Membership to Address Quality Infrastructure and Climate Change

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 03:00
TOKYO, Japan. - In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Taro Aso and IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno, on the occasion of the President’s visit to the Japan-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Business Forum in Tokyo, agreed to expand the Japan-IDB partnership into a new and comprehensive one mobilizing full package of cooperation modalities.

IDB launches seminal report on climate risk and stranded assets

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:56
Study aims to provide a deeper understanding of potential costs and to highlight opportunities for future work, in Latin America and the Caribbean and globally The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the report “Stranded Assets: a Climate Risk Challenge,” authored by a team from the University of Oxford led by Ben Caldecott, and edited by the IDB’s Ana Rios.

IDB, Maná and its Selva Negra foundation call on youth to record a video for the song “Dónde jugarán los niños?” (“Where Will the Children Play?”)

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 03:00
The Mexican rock band, the foundation and the Bank launch a contest to promote environmental protection and measures to address climate change On Monday, June 6, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Mexican rock band Maná and its foundation Selva Negra launched a video contest inspired by “¿Dónde jugarán los niños?” (“Where Will the Children Play?”), one of the most popular songs in the history of Spanish-language rock.

Inter-American Development Bank to hold Annual Meeting in Nassau, The Bahamas

Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 03:00
Online media registration is now available for April 7–10 gathering of Latin American and Caribbean leaders Spotlight on economic challenges, private sector opportunities, urban development, global economic challenges, disaster management The Inter-American Development Bank Group will hold its Annual Meeti

Statement by Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno on Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 18:27
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) issued the following statement from President Luis Alberto Moreno on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at COP21. "The Paris Agreement marks a watershed in international efforts to tackle climate change. The agreement is both ambitious and fair. It recognizes the particular vulnerabilities of developing countries and the urgency of collective actions needed to keep global temperatures well below a 2ºC rise above pre-industrial levels.

Smithsonian and the IDB offers free publication to inform tropical land-use decisions

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 03:00
Forty percent of the world’s people share the tropics with 50 percent of the world’s terrestrial life. World population has more than doubled since 1960. Land use decisions will become increasingly controversial as it soars from 7.2 billion to a projected 9.6 billion in 2050.

Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2015 with an eye towards the International Climate Conference, COP21

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 03:00
GENEVA, Switzerland - The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the government of Chile will host the 9th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF 2015) in Santiago de Chile from September 9-11. The conference will cover the latest developments in market-based mechanisms to address climate change, carbon trading, climate finance, and low-emission development. 

IDB approved as partner institution of the Green Climate Fund

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has been approved as an accredited partner of the Green Climate Fund, a step that will enable it to become a channel through which the Fund will deploy resources for projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Fund is guided by the principles and provisions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Multilateral Development Banks provided $28 billion in climate finance in 2014

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 03:00
The world’s six large multilateral development banks (MDBs) delivered over $28 billion in financing last year to help developing countries and emerging economies mitigate and adapt to the challenges of climate change. The latest figures bring total collective commitments of the past four years to more than $100 billion. In 2014, the six banks together provided over $23 billion dedicated to mitigation efforts and $5 billion for adaptation work, according to the fourth joint report on MDB Climate Finance.