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- 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.Document
Multi-level pro-poor health governance, statistical information flows and the role of regional organisations in South America and Southern AfricaPoverty Reduction and Regional Integration, 2016Health governance has become multi-layered as the combined result of decentralisation, regional integration and the emergence of new actors nationally and internationally. Whereas this has – in principle – enhanced the installed capacity for health response worldwide, this complexity also poses serious challenges for health governance and policy-making.DocumentUnited Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2016Over 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 (or 13 per cent of the population) in 2015 to 2 million (or 22 per cent) in 2035.DocumentSustainable Development Department, Inter-American Development Bank, 2016The 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.DocumentCaribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2015Water scarcity in the Caribbean region places many pressures on water and water resources management, and several productive sectors especially agriculture and tourism.Document
An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the tourism sector in the Caribbean: policy briefUnited Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2013For 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 interest and ecotourism. Tourism is one of the most important areas of economic activity in the Caribbean.Document
CARIWIG assessment of climate change impacts on selected crops and livestock in Belize and Jamaica: an example for the Caribbean BasinCaribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2016This 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.