Environment, resources, and climate change

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    Building back better in the Caribbean requires supportive international finance

Building back better in the Caribbean requires supportive international finance

The time has come for the international community to shape a financial architecture that is more supportive of small island states’ special circumstances and needs, writes Gail Hurley (United Nations Development Programme).

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    Extreme weather events in the Caribbean call for a rethink of how Official Development Assistance is allocated

Extreme weather events in the Caribbean call for a rethink of how Official Development Assistance is allocated

The international community must reassess the developmental aid system to take account of the vulnerability of specific regions to the effects climate change, regardless of their income status, writes Polly Hatfield.

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    Mexico’s experience shows that development banks can play a key role in financing transitions to low-carbon economies

Mexico’s experience shows that development banks can play a key role in financing transitions to low-carbon economies

Transitioning to low-carbon economies is a vital goal for developing countries, yet significant teething problems remain in the field of climate finance. The case of NAFIN and Mexican wind energy reveals how national development banks are ideally placed to help stimulate this crucial investment, writes Emilio Garmendia Pérez Montero.

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    How changes in the prices of milk and beef affect deforestation in Brazil

How changes in the prices of milk and beef affect deforestation in Brazil

When prices increase, producers who are far from the market clear forest to make room for new pasture, write Francisco Fontes and Charles Palmer.

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    Lo que el viento se llevó: evaluación de los costos de los huracanes en el Caribe

Lo que el viento se llevó: evaluación de los costos de los huracanes en el Caribe

En los últimos 65 años los costos de los huracanes para las islas del Caribe pueden haber alcanzado 5,7 por ciento del PIB, pero con el cambio climático la situación irá de mal en peor, escribe Sebastian Acevedo.

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    Gone with the wind: assessing hurricane costs in the Caribbean

Gone with the wind: assessing hurricane costs in the Caribbean

Over the past 65 years hurricanes may have cost Caribbean islands as much as 5.7 per cent of annual GDP, and climate change will only make things worse, writes Sebastian Acevedo.