IDB Lab Launches Call to Manage Chemicals and Hazardous Waste in the Caribbean

April 19, 2022
IDB Lab, the innovation laboratory of the Inter-American Development Bank, convened the BlueTech for Waste Challenge, an initiative to find innovative solutions that contribute to the sustainable management of chemicals and hazardous waste in twelve countries in the Caribbean. This call is made in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through its Global ISLANDS program, in order to protect human health and the environment and address the climate vulnerabilities of the region.
2022-04-19

IDB Financed a Record $4.5 Billion in Climate Change-Related Activities

April 05, 2022
IDB Launches 2021 Sustainability Report Focused on Integrated Climate Action Last year, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) financed a record $4.5 billion in activities related to climate change, according to its 2021 Sustainability Report. These resources, which account for 30% of the Bank’s total annual approvals, are benefiting the region through loans, grants, technical cooperation, guarantees, and equity investments.
2022-04-05

The Bahamas Advances Creation of Social and Inclusive Blue Economy using IDB Guarantee

February 21, 2022
The Bahamas will advance in creating a social and inclusive blue economy with a $200 million Policy-Based Guarantee (PBG) approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
2022-02-21

IDB Approves Additional $1.8 Billion for Sustainable Development, Integration in LAC

December 08, 2021
Resources approved this week will promote sustainability and inclusion policies and programs in Barbados, Brazil and the Dominican Republic, as well as economic integration among the River Plate Basin countries. More than 70% of approved resources, or $1.3 billion, were assigned to Brazil. The IDB will release its total 2021 loan and operations amounts by December 17. The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved five operations this week, to
2021-12-08

IDB Leads Multilateral Development Banks to Boost Nature-Based Investments

November 02, 2021
International institutions sign an IDB-led joint statement at COP26 and announce plan to mainstream nature into policies, analysis, and investments Glasgow - Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) led by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) pledged today to mainstream nature across their policies and to significantly boost nature finance for member countries.
2021-11-02

IDB Launches Plan of Action to Fully Align Operations with Paris Agreement by 2023

November 01, 2021
Alignment will help 26 borrowing member countries meet their own commitments to combat climate change  Glasgow – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) today announced that its loans and projects will be fully aligned with the Paris climate agreement by 2023.
2021-11-01

IDB Lab and Microsoft Launch Event Focused on Innovative Entrepreneurship

October 12, 2021
The first edition of IDB Lab Forum will be held from October 26 to 28 with the objective to promote innovation for inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Inter-American Development Bank, through its innovation laboratory, IDB Lab, and in collaboration with IDB Invest, launch IDB Lab Forum, a high-level, global event with regional reach that puts innovative entrepreneurship at the center, highlighting how technology, digital solutions and new business models are improving lives in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2021-10-12

Peru to Foster Amazon Region’s Sustainable Growth with IDB Support

October 05, 2021
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $20 million loan and $2 million in nonreimbursable investment financing from the France-IDB Natural Capital Lab Trust Fund (NCL) to increase biobusiness investments in the Amazon region of Peru and contribute to sustainable use of natural capital.
2021-10-05

IDB Group holds forum on sustainable recovery in advance of UN conferences

June 23, 2021
Media Advisory • "One Region, One Commitment"virtual summit will bring together officials from the region to showcase progress in climate and biodiversity policies on the road to COP15 and COP26 • Innovative financial projects and mechanisms that are driving transformations towards net-zero-emission and resilient economies to be presented The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will hold the One Region, One Commitment
2021-06-23

IDB study shows key role of finance and planning in climate change

May 11, 2021
A whole-of-government approach beyond environmental ministries would boost a more sustainable recovery from the pandemic in the region, new report shows Report launch: May, 11th, 4-5:30 pm EDT.
2021-05-11