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- 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.DocumentClimate and Development, 2011Concerns about the socio-economic impacts of observed and projected climate change have been high on the research agendas of scientists for the last several decades.DocumentCaribbean Studies, 2012Caribbean economies, lifestyles, activities, practices and operational cycles are intricately linked to climate, making them vulnerable to its variations and/or changes. As examples, climate extremes impact agriculture, fisheries, health, tourism, water availability, recreation, and energy usage, among other things.DocumentEcological Modelling, 2014Global climate change and local anthropogenic pressures are among the primary factors leading to the decline of functional biodiversity and critical habitats in coral reefs.DocumentCaribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2015It is anticipated that the adverse effects of future climate variability and climate change will likely lead to increases in health related risks and vulnerability especially vector and water borne diseases.DocumentFederation of American Scientists, 2016Trafficking in persons (TIP) for the purpose of exploitation is a lucrative criminal activity that is of major concern to the United States and the international community. According to the U.S. State Department, there may be as many as 20 million trafficking victims around the world at any given time.