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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.DocumentSocial Science Research Network, 2016Although 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 climate change have stressed the importance of mitigation, which ideally requires a global agreement that is still lacking.DocumentInstitut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2016In 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 climate change is also a chance to increase citizens’ well-being.Document
Agricultural productivity growth in Latin America and the Caribbean and other world regions: an analysis of climatic effects, convergence and catch-upBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2016The 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, natural resource depletion and environmental degradation.Document
Climate change adaptation and population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: perspectives from the regionWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2016Latin 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—will continue to be an important factor in influencing the region’s vulnerability and adaptive capacity.Document
The State of Biodiversity in Latin America and the Caribbean: a mid-term review of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity TargetsUnited Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2016Global 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 goalsand associated Aichi Biodiversity Targets, but contained limited regional information.