Freshwater is under acute pressure from climate change in North Africa and the Caribbean, COP20 delegates heard on Wednesday. Experts from countries as diverse as Algeria and Belize urged visionary leadership from politicians to protect natural resources, reports CDKN's Mairi Dupar from Lima, Peru. [more...]
Belize is acutely vulnerable to climate change and its vulnerability is set to increase between 2010 and 2030 (DARA; Climate Vulnerability Monitor, 2012). It is ranked 84th on the Human Development Index (UNDP; Human Development Index, 2014). Belize’s CO2 emissions are 1.4 tonnes per capita, while the global average is 4.9 tonnes per capita (World Bank; World Development Indicators: Energy dependency, efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions, 2010).