Lisa Schipper sets out the case for greater recognition of culture as a key driver of both risks to natural hazards and solutions to reducing risk. In this guest blog, she says culture should be reflected in the new international disaster reduction agreement, the HFA2. [more...]
Climate related issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region are varied. In the Caribbean islands, a stark future of sea level rise and coastal erosion requires an immediate solution. Latin America houses the biodiversity wealth of the Amazon, threatened by climate change-induced growth. Melting of glacial mountains threaten floods, impacting a range of communities. But areas of common interest are clear for the region: food security, water management, ecosystem resilience and good governance. Climate science can be tailored to provide more accurate predictions of climate change. With improved scientific understanding, governments can make informed investment decisions, for example on infrastructure. You can see a list of our projects in the LAC region here.
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