Natural Resources


20 Jan 2009

Generations of human dependence on the world's forests, about 57% of which are in developing countries, have led to the alarming depletion of these resources. In these cases, affected communities experience losses in shelter, food, livelihoods, and protection against natural hazards, among other necessities.

19 Jan 2009

This report contains the IDB-sponsored system of disaster risk and risk management indicators presented at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe, Japan. The indices estimate disaster risk loss, distribution, vulnerability and management for 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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19 Jan 2009

This project seeks to promote land tenure and titling as well as a sustainable management of forest resources in indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon according to these people's socio-cultural reality. The activities will work to strengthen the communities and indigenous organizations' management capacities, as well as to consolidate their territorial and judicial security and to promote land tenure and titling of their territories based on their cosmovision.


03 Aug 2017

Did you know that mangroves could defend and feed a community?

Studies & Presentations

19 Jul 2017

This booklet sets out guidance for assessing the effectiveness of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation. It describes a process, based around asking a detailed set of questions, that can be used by project managers and researchers to shape project design, assess the progress of an ongoing project or draw conclusions about the effectiveness of a project that has ended.

07 Sep 2016

A new report from The World Bank Group, CLASP, and Carbon Trust, A Greener Path to Competitiveness offers recommendations and guidance on how companies and countries can stay competitive while implementing more climate-friendly technologies and strategies.