Innovations Live: Effective solutions to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean (2014)

AUTHOR:IDB

DATE:January, 2014

TOPICS: climate innovation, technology, climate change, mitigation, adaptation, financing, technology, big data, policy

SUMMARY: This publication has stories of effective solutions to the climate challenge in Latin America and the Caribbean. If anything will characterize the twenty-first century it is the birth and spread of technologies with enormous disruptive effect. The advances of the digital world have transformed the way we consume, learn and relate. It has also created new business opportunities. Technology in the field of climate change is no exception: new technologies are changing the way we share information and transforming climate sectors such as agriculture, transport, water resource management and energy generation. The following pages contain some examples of technology and knowledge transfer in new markets, as well as the use of big data to improve climate adaptability in agriculture, and water management.