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Spotlight series: IGARAPÉ

The Igarapé Institute was formed in 2011 to raise the level of debate and action on issues of security and development in Brazil, across the Americas and in the South. The name, Igarapé, is a local indigenous word for "small river". The Institute sees its role as a channel linking global decision makers with local actors and a broker bringing Brazil. Here we turn look at the Igarapé Institute, as part of our Spotlight series profiling research organisations based in developing countries.

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Ageing in the Caribbean and the human rights of older persons: Twin imperatives for action
F. Jones / United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2016
Over the next twenty years, the Caribbean will see a rapid and dramatic ageing of its population. Over this period, the number of older persons will double: the number of persons aged 60 and over will increase from 1.1 million...
The next global breadbasket: How Latin America can feed the world
M. Zeigler / Sustainable Development Department, Inter-American Development Bank 2016
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has a third of the world's fresh water resources, and more than a quarter of the world's medium to high potential farmland. The region as a whole...
Drought assessments in different regions and sectors: summary for policy makers
A. Centella / Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre 2015
Water scarcity in the Caribbean region places many pressures on water and water resources management, and several productive sectors especially agriculture and tourism. Recent experiences of drought events illustrate the potential imp...
An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the tourism sector in the Caribbean: policy brief
United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2013
For most people, the Caribbean is synonymous with tropical islands with exotic flora and fauna, surrounded by blue seawater and white sandy beaches where the tourism industry can be disaggregated into cruise, all-inclusive, special in...
CARIWIG assessment of climate change impacts on selected crops and livestock in Belize and Jamaica: an example for the Caribbean Basin
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre 2016
This study reveals that substantial negative impacts on food production should be expected from future climate scenarios such as those provided by PRECIS simulations made under different initial assumptions in Belize. This is an indic...
The implications of global climate change for fisheries management in the Caribbean
L. Nurse / Climate and Development 2011
Concerns about the socio-economic impacts of observed and projected climate change have been high on the research agendas of scientists for the last several decades. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the rece...
Climate change and the Caribbean: review and response
M.A. Taylor / Caribbean Studies 2012
Caribbean economies, lifestyles, activities, practices and operational cycles are intricately linked to climate, making them vulnerable to its variations and/or changes. As examples, climate extremes impact agriculture, fisheries, hea...
Modelling the effects of climate change on a Caribbean coral reef food web
Jorge Christian Alva-Basurto; Jesús Ernesto Arias-González / Ecological Modelling 2014
Global climate change and local anthropogenic pressures are among the primary factors leading to the decline of functional biodiversity and critical habitats in coral reefs. Coral bleaching, the potential decreases in dissolved oxygen...
CARIWIG assessment of climate change impacts on dengue fever: summary for policy makers
Diana Ruiz; Clare Goodess; Ottis Joslyn / Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre 2015
It is anticipated that the adverse effects of future climate variability and climate change will likely lead to increases in health related risks and vulnerability especially vector and water borne diseases. There is great concern for...
Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean
C. Ribando Seelke / Federation of American Scientists 2016
Trafficking in persons (TIP) for the purpose of exploitation is a lucrative criminal activity that is of major concern to the United States and the international community. According to the U.S. State Department, there may be ...
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