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    The implications of global climate change for fisheries management in the Caribbean

    Climate and Development, 2011
    Concerns 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.
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    Climate change and the Caribbean: review and response

    Caribbean Studies, 2012
    Caribbean 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.
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    Modelling the effects of climate change on a Caribbean coral reef food web

    Ecological Modelling, 2014
    Global climate change and local anthropogenic pressures are among the primary factors leading to the decline of functional biodiversity and critical habitats in coral reefs.
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    CARIWIG assessment of climate change impacts on dengue fever: summary for policy makers

    Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, 2015
    It 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.
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    Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Federation of American Scientists, 2016
    Trafficking 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.
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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

    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.