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Environment and Natural Resources

Environment and Natural Resources Management 

Creating sustainable development by promoting responsible stewardship of environmental and natural resources management in Latin American and the Caribbean. 

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Sector Framework Initiatives
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We seek to fully mainstream environment and natural resources management across all economic sectors to ensure a sound sustainable development for Latin America and the Caribbean. By assisting member countries to prioritize and address the most critical local, regional, and global environmental threats, we work to provide guidance, enhance regional coordination, and scale up financing to sustain and protect the exceptional natural wealth of this region. 

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1 - Improving natural resources management through: (i) Supporting environmental pollution prevention and control; (ii) Promoting sustainable use of land, marine, and coastal resources, including responsible changes in land cover; (iii) Strengthening and advancing natural resources management policy and governance. 

2 - Integrating natural resources management across economic sectors, with highlights in the following thematic areas: (i) biodiversity and ecosystem protection; (ii) agriculture and food security; (iii) blue economy (ocean and coastal protection); (iv) climate change adaptation and mitigation; (v) public health and well-being. 

3 - Pioneering the integration of rich environmental data into the environmental-economic accounting of countries.  

Cross-Sectoral Integration

We build on opportunities to strengthen and advance cross-sectoral integration, both at the policy and execution level.

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Bring Partners Together

We bring partners together to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of environment and natural resources management.

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Knowledge and Capacity Building

We provide knowledge and capacity building to help unlock bottlenecks in natural resources management and implementation.

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Opportunities to Stack and Release the Finance

We build on opportunities to stack and release the finance needed to support effective natural resources management, including the design of innovative financial instruments.

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Monitoring and Evaluation

We rely on in monitoring and evaluation as a potent means to advance and enhance the cycle of natural resources management and environmental sustainability.

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Governors of Brazil's Legals Amazon to Increase Collaboration and Develop Investment Plans with IDB Support
BELÉM, Brazil – The Governors of the Brazilian Interstate Consortium for the Sustainable Development of the Legal Amazon will increase their collaboration as part of the Inter-American Development Bank's regional program, Amazonia Forever. After a high-level dialogue with the Minister of Planning and...
August 07, 2023
Amazon Cities Forum Launched with IDB Support
BELÉM, Brazil – Mayors from Amazonian cities today launched the Amazon Cities Forum, devoted to building a new vision of sustainable development for the Amazon region. The forum will serve as a permanent platform for Amazon mayors to collaborate, exchange best practices and experiences, and jointly...
August 04, 2023
UK and IDB Sign Joint Statement for Sustainable Development of Amazon Basin
The United Kingdom (UK) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) strengthened their commitment to the sustainable development of the Amazon region. Through the signature of a joint statement, the IDB and UK will seek to promote the sustainable development of the Amazon basin with a special...
April 18, 2023
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