This policy document provides an overview of issues related to sustainability from the perspective of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In particular, it reviews the main challenges faced by the countries of the region in their quest for sustainable development, with a focus on emerging trends related to increasing demands for infrastructure development, energy supply, and commodity exports, as well as opportunities offered by the global response to climate change. In all cases, the document highlights areas where a greater cooperation between the LAC and the European Union (EU) is possible. This document was prepared as a contribution from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to the process of dialogue between the regions.
Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Environment, Adaptation, Mitigation, Governance – General, Policy Instruments, Carbon Financing and CDM
Type of material: Policy Document
Publication date: 2008
Language: English, Spanish