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    Demographic changes in Latin America: the good, the bad and ...

    International Monetary Fund, 2017
    The paper develops a simple, integrated methodology to project public pension cash flows and healthcare spending over the long term. The authors illustrate its features by applying it to the LAC5 (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico), where public spending pressures are expected to increase significantly over 2015-50 due to demographic trends and rising healthcare costs.
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    Indigenous participation in resource development: a paradigm shift

    Latin American Center for Rural Development, 2016
    Indigenous Peoples as a demographic are amongst the poorest and most marginalized on the planet. Many have been displaced and exist in territories where extreme conditions make sustainable economic development challenging, with infrastructure, water and energy costlyand unstable. Often, traditional ways of life are no longer able to get them out of the poverty which they face.
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    Climate data and projections: supporting evidence-based decision-making in the Caribbean

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    Governments in the Caribbean recognise climate variability and change to be the most significant threat to sustainable development in the region.
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    Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism – the case for climate resilient investment in the Caribbean

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent. In recent years, hurricanes have caused major damage in countries such as Jamaica, Grenada and Cuba; severe flooding has hit Belize and Guyana; and droughts affect much of the east of the region.
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    Driving, connecting and communicating: The many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean nations’ ability to achieve their economic and social development goals.
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    Driving, connecting and communicating: the many roles of national government in climate adaptation planning

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to the Caribbean’s future prosperity. The impacts of climate change on economically important sectors such as tourism, agriculture and fishing threaten Caribbean nations’ ability to achieve their economic and social development goals.
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    Climate impacts on agriculture and tourism: the case for climate resilient investment in the Caribbean

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2017
    For the Caribbean, climate change is not tomorrow’s problem. The threats it poses are neither distant nor abstract – they are already apparent.
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    Repositioning Chinese development finance in Latin America: opportunities for green finance

    Global Economic Governance Initiative, Boston University, 2016
    China is one of the largest creditors of Latin American and the Caribbean and has loaned the region more than $125 billion since 2005. However, the  composition of China’s financing in the region has been concentrated in commodity related sectors that are currently on the decline.
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    Inclusive social protection in Latin America: a comprehensive, rights-based approach

    United Nations [UN] Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2017
    Owing to continuing severe problems in Latin America, including poverty, inequality, vulnerability, unemployment and informal employment, which worsened during the crisis of late 2008 and early 2009, Latin American countries must be urged strenuously to strengthen their social protection systems and to extend them to include those that are currently excluded, as advocated by previous ECLAC do
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    Forest governance in Latin America: strategies for implementing REDD

    Springerlink, 2016
    Global interest in and attention to forests have grown as concerns about global warming and climate change have taken a heightened position in international policy debates. Forests have been repositioned in international arenas as repositories of global value for their contribution to carbon sequestration and climate mitigation.

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