This final report describes CEADIR’s activities, approaches, and results of its technical, analytical, and financial mobilization assistance in 32 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Although LAC countries continue to rely heavily on non-renewable energies, renewables have grown in the region and represent a significant share of the total energy supply. More than half of electricity generation comes from renewable sources, mainly hydropower, which is more than twice the global average.
The pace of natural resource exploitation in LAC is alarming, unsustainable, and worsened by increased illegality in sectors such as forestry, mining, wildlife trafficking, and fishing. LAC countries play a crucial role in global natural resource markets.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) partnered with Environmental Incentives and Dalberg Advisors to conduct an analysis of key environmental and energy trends that will affect Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from 2020 to 2030 in order to improve environmental and energy programming in LAC.
Market-based mechanisms for environmental management and conservation are on the rise in LAC, with payments for ecosystem services (PES), tradable permits and quotas (P&Q), environmental taxes, and green bonds gaining momentum.
The LAC region has experienced a surge in planetary health issues in recent years. This trend is projected to get worse because of humanity’s persistently destructive relationship with the environment.
Climate change presents a significant threat to reducing the burden of malaria globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa, which, despite tremendous progress, continues to have a devastating impact on human health and livelihood throughout the world.