Key institutions

Inter-American Development Bank. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Unit (IADB)

Inter-American Development Bank. Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Unit (IADB)

Type of Institution:

International organization

Work field:


  • Water ressources
  • Agriculture
  • Infrastructure
  • Marine coastal management
  • Awareness raising & training
  • Vulnerability and impact analysis
  • Legistative and institutional framework (political incidence)
  • Ecosystems based adaptation
  • Microfinancing for adaptation


  • Solar thermal energy
  • Solar photovoltaic energy
  • Hydroelectric energy
  • Geotermic energy
  • Wind energy
  • Biomass
  • Energy efficiency (residences and offices)
  • Energy efficiency (industry)
  • Greenhouse gas reduction from agriculture/livestock
  • Transport
  • Waste management
  • Awareness raising & training
  • Legistative and institutional framework


Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela


The Inter-American Development Bank supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. The IDB is the main source of multilateral financing and expertise for sustainable economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Their main products are: lending and grants, knowledge generation, and project preparation facilities. The Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative, as part of the Infrastructure and Environment Sector, is centered around the provision of comprehensive sustainability options in areas related to the energy, transportation, water and environmental sectors as well as building climate resilience in key priority areas vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. the initiative consists of four strategic pillars: renewable energy and energy efficiency; sustainable biofuel development, access to carbon markets, and adaptation to climate change.