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Low Carbon, High Growth : Latin American Responses to Climate Change - An Overview - Augusto De La Torre

Low Carbon, High Growth

Latin American Responses to Climate Change - An Overview


Published: 6th February 2009
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There is an increasing consensus in the scientific community that climate change is a real and present threat. Despite the large uncertainty on the timing, magnitude and even the direction of some of the physical and economic effects of this phenomenon, it is widely accepted that the differences are regional and that developing countries as well as lower income populations tend to suffer the most. In this context, it is critical for Latin American countries to develop strategies for adapting to the various impacts of climate change, and for contributing to global efforts aimed at mitigation.

Climate Change in Latin America contributes to these efforts by addressing a number of questions related to the causes and consequences of climate change in the case of Latin America. What are the likely impacts of climate change in the region? Which countries and regions will be most affected? What can governments do to tackle the challenges associated with adapting to climate change? What role can Latin America play in the area of climate change mitigation? While the book does not attempt to provide definitive answers to these questions, it contributs new information and analysis that could help to inform the public policy debate on this important issue.

1. Introduction -- 2. Climate Change Impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean -- 3. The Need for a Coordinated, Effective, Efficient, and Equitable Global Response -- 4. LAC's Potential Contribution to Global Mitigation Efforts -- 5. Policies for a High-Growth, Low-Carbon Future -- 6. Summary and Conclusions --- Annex 1: Mitigation Potential by Country and Type of Emissions -- Annex 2: Potential Annual Economic Impacts of Climate Change in CARICOM Countries circa 2080 (in millions 2007 US$).

ISBN: 9780821379219
ISBN-10: 0821379216
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 6th February 2009
Publisher: World Bank