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- 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.DocumentGlobal Resource Information Database, 2013Existing climate variability and global climate change are major threats to sustainable development in the Caribbean, particularly for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Hurricanes, storm surges and extreme rainfall events cause major damages to the assets of coastal populations, infrastructure and ecosystems.DocumentNational Center for Environmental Decision-Making Research, USA, 2009During the last recent years several potential climate change impacts on the main human economical activities such as tourism has been described, and there are relevant reports, scientific studies and newspaper information explaining the most important effects and consequences derived from such impacts.Document2014This report looks at the progress that has been made toward realising 'greener cities' in which urban and peri-urban agriculture is recognised by public policy and included in urban development strategies and land-use planning. It is based on the results of a survey in 23 countries and data on 110 cities and municipalities.DocumentOxfam, 2014Greater investment in agriculture is needed to reduce rural poverty and improve food security; but how investment is made, its context and conditions, is at least as important as how much is invested.DocumentRainforest Foundation Norway, 2015The Amazon comprises the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the world. Numerous indigenous peoples have traditionally inhabited this region, and 25 percent of its total land area is formally recognised as indigenous territories. Such territories are an effective means of protecting the forest.