BRIEFIncentives for Electricity Generation in a Green Economy: Effective Frameworks from Latin America
Latin American countries are implementing innovative policy and market mechanisms to catalyse the development of nonconventional renewable energy sources. This Brief presents some of the region’s success stories.
GUIDECity-level Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Latin American cities are under increasing pressure from rapid urbanisation, while current impacts and potential threats from climate change are further exposing municipal vulnerabilities. City planners are responding to these...
BRIEFGreen Building in Latin America
Amidst rapid urbanisation, Latin American countries have been scaling-up green building, in some cases achieving significant reductions in energy consumption, water use, carbon dioxide emissions, and solid waste. This Brief...
SPOTLIGHT ON KNOWLEDGESpotlight on Publications: Pursuing a Green Economy in Latin America
The green economy is a development model based on principles of ecological economics and sustainability. Some countries have made substantial progress towards transforming specific sectors, with Latin America leading some...
SPOTLIGHT ON ORGANISATIONSSpotlight on Organisations: Green Economy Policy and Practice in Latin America
This Spotlight highlights some of the key organisations in Latin America working on themes such as forest-based payment for ecosystem services, water pollution abatement and watershed conservation, promotion of renewable...
GUIDEGender Equality in Latin America: A Regional Commitment to Reducing Gender Gaps
Latin American countries are reducing gender gaps by adopting innovative measures to strengthen women’s autonomy while also tackling the structural causes of inequality.
BRIEFRio de Janeiro City’s Early Warning System for Heavy Rain
The city of Rio de Janeiro has developed a highly efficient early warning system (EWS) that is having an impressive impact after just three years in operation. The measures employed...
BRIEFObservatory of Maternal Mortality in Mexico: A Civil Society-Led Initiative
Within just 3 years of its creation, the Observatory of Maternal Mortality in Mexico is already making some important contributions to reducing maternal mortality.
BRIEFEconomic Instruments for Water Pollution Management in Latin America
What are the success factors behind Latin America’s use of economic instruments to improve water quality and generate new revenue for abatement?