IDB announces winners of beyondBanking awards

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the winners of its beyondBanking awards. The awards highlight sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance projects implemented by financial intermediaries (FIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Finance for Climate Action Reaching People Who Need It

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 03:00
CANCUN, MEXICO – From the world’s largest solar power program in North Africa to the greening of Mexico’s buses, more than 40 developing countries have now undertaken climate action with the support of the six billion dollar Climate Investment Funds (CIF). Joined today in Cancun by President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, the multilateral development bank (MDB) presidents heralded the two year old Funds as a path-breaking climate partnership.

In COP16, President Moreno backs creation of Green Fund

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 03:00
The President of the IDB also noted that “CO2 is linked to H2O” in a speech on climate change and water in Latin America and the Caribbean Moreno underscored the importance of energy efficiency The President of the Inter-American Development Bank Luis Alberto Moreno on Dec.

IDB and JBIC to Expand Cooperation in Mitigation and Adaptation of Global Warming

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 03:00
TOKYO, Japan – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation in projects aimed at reducing green house gas emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean. The MOU was signed between the JBIC CEO, Hiroshi Watanabe and the IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno during his participation in an event in Japan organized by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). 

Latin American Carbon Forum calls for action in Cancun

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 03:00
Over 500 delegates at the Fifth Latin American Carbon Forum reviewed activities to finance the reduction of greenhouse gases and expressed concern over barriers to carbon mitigation projects and the lack of progress in climate change negotiations.

IDB launches Public Consultation for its Latin American and Caribbean Climate Change Strategy

Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the largest source of multilateral financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, has launched a broad public consultation on the draft of its Integrated Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Sustainable and Renewable Energy. This public consultation includes a 90-day online forum in addition to meetings with representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations across the region and in Washington DC. The consultation is a critical step toward the adoption of a new climate change strategy.

IDB'S Multilateral Investment Fund launches targeted US$50 million facility to boost carbon market access for low-income communities, small firms

Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 03:00
The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), the Inter-American Development Bank's private-sector arm that promotes opportunity for small and microenterprises, has launched the MicroCarbon Development²  Fund (MCD²

IDB supports investments and competitiveness for Uruguay’s private sector

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 03:00
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno today signed agreements that will allow Uruguay’s private sector to increase investments and improve its competitiveness.

Natural disaster risks remain high in Latin American and the Caribbean, IDB says

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 03:00
Latin America and the Caribbean face potentially crippling economic and social costs from natural disasters and needs to do more to reduce risks and prepare government finances to respond to eventual catastrophes, according to a new set of indicators by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

IDB launches campaign in Washington, D.C. to help Haitian artists

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank has launched the “Haiti’s Colors of Hope” campaign to raise donations in cash and art supplies for Haitian artists affected by the Jan. 12 earthquake. The embassies of Argentina, Guatemala, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela in Washington, D.C. are also supporting the September 9-16 campaign.