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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 […]

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    Probable Impact of Climate Change on Brazil

    Monday, May 21st, 2007

    The reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stolen the headlines and thunder in the global and regional press, but in Brazil it was the release of eight country-focussed studies coordinated by that country’s National Institute for Space Studies (INPE) that caught the public’s attention. Taken together, the eight studies — […]

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    Impact of Sea Level Rise on LAC

    Monday, May 14th, 2007

    While the reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have stolen the headlines and thunder, the World Bank quietly released an important working paper examining how the expected rise in sea level (SLR) caused by global climate change might affect the 84 coastal developing countries among its membership. Twenty-five of these are […]

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    Importance of the IPCC Report for LAC

    Thursday, March 8th, 2007

    By now, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve heard about the “summary for policymakers” released 02 February by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its 90% certainty claim, and the long list of frightening predicted impacts worldwide of the global climate change phenomenon. What synopsis of the report could I possibly offer, […]

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    Should Brazil Get More Credit for Climate Change Steps Already Taken?

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

    This one has been sitting in the backlog queue since November, demanding to be finished and released. Recent comments by Environment Minister Silva gave me a new reason to do so and a “hook” to hang it on besides! Just as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released in Paris earlier this month its […]

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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 […]

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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 methodology, […]

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