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IDB World: Telework, the War’s Impact on the Region, Education in Haiti
We present three blog posts from the IDB Group on the new world of telework, the impact of the Ukrainian war on the region, and call centers in Haiti.
Closing the Dream Gap: the Key to an Inclusive & Equitable Education
Girls and boys begin to classify jobs according to gender at the age of six. At the age of 12, about 50% of girls aspire only to stereotypically feminine roles – this is the “dream gap.”
Honduras, Where Low-Emission Manufacturing is Made Possible
Manufacturing is one of the main money-making, job-creating sectors in Central America. The current prices of renewable energy and the adoption of efficient practices are starting to cut the path towards carbon-low manufacturing, a competitive edge that could lead to export markets.
Mobilizing Private Capital for Sustainable Infrastructure
Climate-related investments needed in the region through the end of the decade stand at between $470 billion and $1.3 trillion. Governments are unable to fund such amounts, so they are increasingly turning to the private sector to raise capital and relieve the pressure.
Fighting Greenwashing & Other Risks in the Sustainability-Linked Bond Market
Sustainability-linked bonds provide issuers with much leeway for the use of proceeds and market participants are getting a better understanding of their risks and rewards, as well as how they can be “gamed”. Green-washing is only one of several risks looming.
Green Hydrogen Is Picking Up Speed in Latin America and the Caribbean
Green hydrogen can revolutionize the energy, manufacturing and transportation sectors in the region, making it a global hub of the so-called "energy vector of the future." However, some major challenges to its sustained deployment need to be taken into account.
The Net-Zero Opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean
The abundance of renewable resources places the regional industry well below many of its rivals in terms of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of electricity generated — a unique advantage that can help the region move rapidly towards the net-zero emission target.
5G Connectivity, A Positive Impact on Climate Change
High-speed 5G Internet connections will help more remote work and information access, reducing emissions from cars and planes, and facilitate self-driving vehicles, leading to fewer accidents and shorter commutes, as well as the widespread adoption of smart buildings with less energy use.
How Latin America is Leading in the Renewable Energy Space
Bold and immediate action is needed for businesses and economies to leverage the transformative power of the private sector as we strive to meet our net-zero commitments under the Paris Agreement.