Welcome to AdaptAmericas

Welcome to AdaptAmericasa forum for the exchange of ideas, models and knowledge on climate adaptation for smaller enterprises and their local communities. By climate adaptation, we mean practical actions taken to protect private and public assets and local communities from the destructive impacts of climate change. Climate change is a serious threat to enterprises, but for those with the right business models and know-how, climate adaptation is a market opportunity.

This blog will share practical models and tools for improving climate resilience and identifying opportunities presented by climate adaptation, especially for micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions.

jueves, 21 de junio de 2012/Author: Steve Wilson/Number of views (8431)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Notes from Rio+20: The Green Economy


On Sunday, I headed to the Forte de Copacabana for an event hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) about the “green economy.”  I heard their temporary installations were grand, but somehow all I saw was the inside of a windowless makeshift conference room. Thankfully, the event was very interesting. It was split into three sessions: the value of sustainability and unlocking next practices, green jobs and investments, and advances in the greenhouse gas protocols for businesses. I thought the first panel was the most relevant to the MIF’s work. Here are some things that stuck with me and that I thought I would share.

miércoles, 20 de junio de 2012/Author: Ruben Doboin/Number of views (5520)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Notes from Rio+20: Caipirinhas and Jet Fuel

 

When I arrived in Rio for the UN meetings on sustainability the  enthusiasm was about a flight scheduled for Tuesday, in which a new cane-derived jet fuel was going to be used in a flight from Campinas to Rio. All thanks to an innovative company called Amyris.

martes, 19 de junio de 2012/Author: Ruben Doboin/Number of views (7012)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

FOMIN apoya nueva iniciativa que investiga el impacto de empresas pequeñas y en crecimiento en niveles de pobreza

Red de emprendedores para el desarrollo del Instituto Aspen lanza llamada para propuestas

martes, 19 de junio de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (4556)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Haiti: Making a Living from Creativity / La creatividad como un medio de vida

 

Is it possible to make a living from creativity? According to renowned designer Donna Karan, it is. In fact, as she says, Haiti is one of the most creative countries she has ever visited. However, for a country to succeed, it is critical to generate opportunities for creativity that will translate into positive economic and financial results. This has been one of Karan’s objectives in Haiti, where she has invested time and money on a project whose purpose is to provide both design guidance and access to higher value markets to artisans in Port-au-Prince, Leogane and Jacmel.

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lunes, 18 de junio de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (5491)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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