The IDB to Fund Research on Trade and Environment
The Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Interdisciplinary Institute of Political Economy (IIEP UBA-CONICET) of Argentina will choose and fund up to six research proposals that focus on the challenges of trade and the environment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
"The Green Turn" is a call for research proposals that aims to support studies that will contribute to the understanding of the current situation in Latin America and the Caribbean and provide policy recommendations on three specific themes: 1) Environmental goods and services and productive/export supply; 2) trade policy and environmental bias; and 3) energy transition and international insertion. The call is open to researchers, universities, and think tanks in the region, and the deadline for submission is February 28, 2023.
Fabrizio Opertti, manager of the IDB's Integration and Trade Sector, said, "As Latin American and Caribbean countries switch to more environmentally friendly growth patterns, trade can help create new comparative advantages by encouraging exporting companies to use cleaner and more sustainable technologies, energy sources, and process designs in their operations."
Ana Basco, who is in charge of INTAL, said, "We think that academics, experts, and young researchers can help us figure out the challenges and opportunities for exports in the region while also addressing the need to reduce the effects of climate change and reach sustainable development goals."