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- 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.DocumentCopenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, 2015Latin 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 vulnerabilities in the energy sector, it is difficult to see an obvious path to the enhanced social and economic ambitions of LAC societies.DocumentBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2015The surge in US natural gas production from the shale boom is transforming global gas markets. Less than a decade ago, with natural gas production on the decline, the United States was expected to become a major importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a “last resort” market for surplus cargos around the world.Document
Environmental standards and international trade: Latin American stakeholders and the EU Environmental Footprint ProgramThe World trade institute, 2015A new initiative to identify and quantify the product environmental footprint (PEF) is the three-year pilot program initiated in 2013 by the European Commission, in the context of the Single Market for Green Products project.Document
Disabling the steering wheel? National and international actors' climate change mitigation strategies in Latin AmericaGerman Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2015The Latin American region holds important potential for mitigation and has a long‐standing tradition of crafting policies and drafting legislation on climate change. This article addresses the question of how Brazil, Costa Rica, and Colombia came to decide on their climate change mitigation strategies, which are based on market‐oriented policies.