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- DocumentSpringerlink, 2016The topic of elites has always been controversial in Latin American social sciences. Elites have been studied indirectly as landowners, capitalists, business-leaders or politicians, and have also been approached directly using concepts and theory from elite studies.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2016The main objectives of the research financed by the DfID/ESRC grant have been: i) to better understand the processes through which human capital is accumulated in developing countries; and, ii) how this process can lead to the reduction of poverty both in the short and in the long run.Organisation
CARibbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG)Managers and policy makers in the Caribbean require knowledge of the likely impacts and hazards arising from climate change that are specific to their geographical location and that are relevant toDocumentConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research, 2015In Africa and Latin America, the production of beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, which include higher temperatures and more frequent drought.DocumentPan American Health Organization, 2015In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change.Document
Vulnerability indicators of adaptation to climate change and policy implications for investment projectsBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2015Relevant and appropriate indicators for vulnerability at both the local levels are significant for effective adaptation to climate change.DocumentJournal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security, 2015Latin 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.Document
Research on biodiversity and climate change at a distance: collaboration networks between Europe and Latin America and the CaribbeanPLoS ONE, 2015Biodiversity loss and climate change are both globally significant issues that must be addressed through collaboration across countries and disciplines.DocumentBlue Solutions, 2015Marine 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 addition, these unique ecosystems are heavily impacted by climate change.DocumentInternational Finance Corporation, 2016As 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 global warming at or below 2° Celsius.