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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part II

    By Keith R | January 1, 2007

    Topics: Climate Change, Economics & the Environment, Energy & the Environment, Environmental Protection, Health Issues, Sustainable Forest Use, Water Issues | 2 Comments »

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    In Part I, I looked at the implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) of the main body of analysis, discussion and policy recommendations in the Stern Review. Here in Part II, I look at the LAC-focused report commissioned by Stern as an input to the overall Review.

    Implications from the Back-up Report on LAC Impacts

    Most of the Stern Review’s work on LAC can only be found in the input paper commissioned from Gustavo Nagy et. al. Most of the paper’s discussion of probable adverse impacts will not surprise those who have read the “Up in Smoke” report released earlier this year. The difference here is that the Nagy paper attempts to calculate the potential costs and benefits, points out areas (such as the cost of natural disasters on human capital) where further work on cost estimates is needed, and discusses probable economic constraints to adaptation strategies.

    The main conclusions of the Nagy report are:

    – Keith R

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    2 Responses to “Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part II”

    1. Implications of Climate Change for Latin America and the Caribbean at After Gutenberg Says:

      [...] 1Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part II [...]

    2. Anonymous Says:

      I like your agitating over the issue of water, taking the report to places of power and demanding a response, always going to get my support! The points about developing hardy crops, and spending money to research the mitigation of biofuels downsides also makes a lot of sense to me. Dealing with biofuels and other drivers of deforestation would seem to be key challenges, particularly for Brazil.

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