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Influencing gender - inclusive climate change policies in Latin America
Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security 2015
Latin America is currently preparing for the impacts of climate change, and many governments and influential sectors are in the process of developing mitigation and adaptation strategies. As gender influences men’s and wo...
Research on biodiversity and climate change at a distance: collaboration networks between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean
PLoS ONE 2015
Biodiversity loss and climate change are both globally significant issues that must be addressed through collaboration across countries and disciplines. With the December 2015 COP21 climate conference in Paris and the recent c...
Blue Solutions from Latin America and the wider Caribbean
Blue Solutions 2015
Marine and coastal ecosystems face a wide array of threats, mainly from humankind. Habitat loss and degradation, overfishing, destructive fishing methods, eutrophication and pollution all deteriorate the state of oceans and coasts. In...
Climate-smart investment potential in Latin America: a trillion dollar opportunity
International Finance Corporation 2016
As a result of the successful United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, the international community has committed to limit the level of glob...
Climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean: policy options and research priorities
B. Feld; S. Galiani / Social Science Research Network 2016
Although climate change is filled with uncertainties, a broad set of policies proposed to address this issue can be grouped in two categories: mitigation and adaptation. Developed countries that are better prepared to cope with climat...
Sustainable cities in Latin America
M.R. Tejerina / Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations 2016
In the present day, Latin America is the most urbanised region - and also the most inequitable - on the planet, which means that its urban areas amass both huge wealth and huge poverty. Within this context, dealing with climat...
Agricultural productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean and other world regions: an analysis of climatic effects, convergence and catch-up
M.A. Lachaud; B.E. Bravo-Ureta; C.E. Ludena / Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) 2016
The agricultural sector plays a critical role in the economy of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. However, agricultural productivity in LAC countries is facing the rising challenge imposed by climate change, natura...
Climate change adaptation and population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: perspectives from the region
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean face multiple risks from a changing climate, from sea level rise to glacial melt to extreme weather and disease. Recent population trends—particularly population growth and urbanisation...
The State of Biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean: a mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
United Nations [UN] Environment Programme 2016
Global Biodiversity Outlook-4, the mid-term review of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, provided a global assessment of progress towards the attainment of the Plan’s global biodiversity goals and associated Aich...
Accelerating energy efficiency: initiatives and opportunities
Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency 2015
Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries face an urgent need to advance economic develo p- ment and social welfare by enabling progress in priority areas such as health , education and infrastructure. If we add to these needs vuln...
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