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    Ecosystem based approaches for climate change adaptation in Caribbean SIDS

    Global Resource Information Database, 2013
    Existing 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.
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    Evidences of climate change impacts on ecotourism in the Caribbean basin

    National Center for Environmental Decision-Making Research, USA, 2009
    During 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.
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    Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean - a-i3696e.pdf

    2014
    This 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.
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    Smallholders at risk: monoculture expansion, land, food and livelihoods in Latin America

    Oxfam, 2014
    Greater 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.
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    Human rights and resource conflicts in the Amazon

    Rainforest Foundation Norway, 2015
    The 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.
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    Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women

    Women's World Banking, 2014
    Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and generally have less freedom within households and communities.
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    Spotlight on arguments: adaptation in semi-arid regions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America is a large field, with many complimentary issues, such as agroforestry, water management, meteorological forecasting, and even the link between CBA and development itself.
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    Spotlight on key publications: climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2012
    Mountain ecosystems in Central America and the Andean region play an important role in relation to economic activities, ecosystem services and cultural heritage in numerous Latin American countries.
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    Spotlight on publications: adaptation in semi-arid regions

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011
    Community-based responses to climate change build the capacity of populations to adapt in the face of increasing climate variability. This selection highlights some key publications related to Community- Based Adaptation (CBA) in Latin America.
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    Spotlight on publications: Brazil’s ethanol programme

    Evidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2013
    This Spotlight highlights some of the key publications that study, analyse and document Brazil’s ethanol programme. The publications focus on the following specific issues: Brazilian government policies to promote the sector; sustainability issues; expansion, land use and agro-ecological zoning of sugarcane; bagasse, cogeneration and bioelectricity; and advanced biofuels.

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