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  • LAC Urged to Pursue Low-Carbon, High-Growth Path

    Saturday, December 13th, 2008

    A report released this week by the World Bank, Low Carbon, High Growth: Latin American Responses to Climate Change, argues that Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) “is in a position to lead middle income countries in reducing emissions from deforestation, breaking the impasse on hydropower development, improving energy efficiency, and transforming urban transport.”
    In presenting […]

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    La Comunidad Andina enfrenta el retroceso acelerado de glaciares

    Sunday, October 5th, 2008

    Synopsis in English: The Andean Community (CAN) has formally launched the four-year project to help its member countries confront the the challenge of adapting to the impacts of the accelerated retreat of Andean glaciers (widely attributed to global climate change) on water basins in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru.  The project is receiving US$10 million through […]

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    Climate Change May Hit Andean Nations Hard

    Thursday, June 12th, 2008

    In early May the Andean Community (CAN) released its report on the probable impact of global climate change on its four member states (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru).
    One of the key conclusions of El Carmbio Climático no tiene fronteras (“Climate Change Does Not Have Borders”) is that by 2025 the impacts of global climate change will […]

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    Climate Change Adaptation: Andean Glacier Retreat

    Saturday, June 7th, 2008

    From the World Bank:
    WB Announces Adaptation Program for Glacier Retreat In The Andes
    The World Bank announced today a new program to address the impact of tropical glacier retreat in Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador. The program, supported by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), will grant US$7.49 million to implement a set of adaptation actions to face […]

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    Funding Climate Change Adaptation in Ecuador and Peru

    Thursday, June 28th, 2007

    From the Global Environment Facility (GEF):
    Adapting to Climate Change: New GEF Projects Show New Ways to Beat the Heat
    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council today approved a grant of $9.9 million to finance two climate adaptation projects designed to help communities in Ecuador and Peru combat problems associated with glacial retreat in the tropical Andes […]

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    New SG Tells CAN Climate Change Must be Top Andean Priority

    Friday, March 16th, 2007

    Synopsis in English: Ecuadorian Freddy Ehlers Zurita only took the oath of office as the new Secretary-General (SG) of the Andean Community (CAN) three weeks ago, but he has wasted no time or opportunity to stress that he thinks that the Community must become high profile on the issue of global climate change. When […]

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    Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part II

    Monday, January 1st, 2007

    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 […]

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    “Up in Smoke” PostScript: Related Materials on Climate Change and LAC

    Saturday, September 30th, 2006

    It’s been suggested to me to post some recommendations for follow-up reading and resources related to the review I did on the “Up in Smoke” report on probable impact of global climate change on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
    I’m a bit hesitant to do so because

    I don’t consider myself to be an authority on […]

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    A Sobering Look at Climate Change’s Probable Impact on the Region

    Monday, September 11th, 2006

    A collection of 20 environment and development nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)* calling themselves the Working Group on Climate Change and Development recently released a report trying to catalog current manifestations in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) of global climate change and look at probable future impacts thereof. Whether or not you wholly agree with their […]

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