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Latin America and the Caribbean

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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CDKN Latin America and the Caribbean Highlights

Typhoon Haiyan Courtesy Oxfam

REPORT: Dare to prepare – taking risk seriously

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, Jan Kellett and Katie Peters of the Overseas Development Institute ask whether aid agencies are willing to take climate-related and other risks seriously enough and change their investment behaviour. [more...]

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