GUIDE
Pursuing a Green Economy: Growth Alongside Environmental Sustainability in Latin America
Developing and emerging countries around the world are seeking new strategies to decouple environmental degradation from economic growth. In Latin America, numerous countries have operationalized green economy principles in public...
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BRIEF
Payments for Environmental Services: A Market Mechanism Protecting Latin America’s Forests
In 2008, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reported that 60% of the world’s environmental services are in a state of degradation. Of the various causes, deforestation is one of the most...
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BRIEF
Incentives for Electricity Generation in a Green Economy: Effective Frameworks from Latin America
In 2008, for the first time in history, global investment in renewable energy generation (US$140 billion) overtook fossil fuel generation (US$110 billion). Developing countries were responsible for driving this trend...
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BRIEF
Green Building in Latin America
In Latin America, buildings consume 21% of treated water and 42% of electricity, while producing 25% of CO2 emissions and 65% of waste. Green buildings are defined as structures that...
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SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGE
Spotlight on Publications: Pursuing a Green Economy in Latin America
  THE GREEN ECONOMY IN LATIN AMERICA
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SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONS
Spotlight on Organisations: Green Economy Policy and Practice in Latin America
GREEN BUILDINGS World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), Americas Regional Network (ARN)
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BRIEF
Economic Instruments for Water Pollution Management in Latin America
Economic instruments can contribute to sustainable development goals by improving water pollution management practices. This Brief looks at three types of economic instrument implemented in Latin America: water taxes to...
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