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FEATURE: Building climate resilience is integral to continued prosperity in the Caribbean

The escalating cost of climate change to the Caribbean region makes a compelling argument for taking early action for adapting to climate change. An analysis of ten years of climate change research in the Caribbean found that sectors that are vital to regional economic and social development, including agriculture and tourism, are especially vulnerable to climate change and its impacts. Well-targeted measures to adapt will be essential. [more...]

FEATURE: Learning about urban risk

In Latin America’s urban environment, how do we discover hidden everyday risks and learn who is affected where, and why? How do we come to grips with the ways in which climate variability can increase the frequency and damaging impacts of small episodic disasters, such as mudslides and floods? Professor Adriana Allen of University College London explores these questions, and more. [more...]