The Climate and Development Challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean: Options for Climate Resilient Low Carbon Development: executive summary
Climate change will have broad impacts on human activities and ecosystems during this century. The likely consequences are of such magnitude that the simultaneous need to adapt to the new climate conditions and reduce the carbon footprint to prevent further damage will likely become one of the main driving forces for the global community. Specifically, a rise of 2C over pre-industrial levels is now seen as unavoidable with significant negative effects in economic activities, social conditions and on ecosystems.
This study, a joint IDB-ECLAC-WWF effort, addresses key topics related to the climate challenge for Latin America and the Caribbean: 1) key physical impacts consequence of climate change that most affect the region, likely cost to the regional economies derived from these impacts, and key adaptation measures to respond; and, 2) how and at what cost would the region be able to reduce its contribution to the global carbon footprint at a level consistent with climate stabilization goals. During this event, key findings of the analysis will be released followed by a general overview of the study. The full document will be launched during the Rio+20 Conference on June 20th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Language(s): English; Other Languages: Spanish
Format: Digital (Free)