The technical document outlines issues that need to be investigated in order to produce an informed assessment of what strategies and policies Latin America and its international organizations should pursue with respect to climate change. It aims to make three contributions: i) identifying actions that could be valuable but have not been highlighted; ii) advising on actions that could be ineffective and costly, given limited resources; and iii) recommending an evaluation of what elements require further analysis before objectives are translated into action. After introducing the issues involved, the report presents a simplified model to help explain the interaction of climate change with the economy. The discussion then turns to several of the most important relevant issues in terms of the model. Finally, individual items are discussed in order to construct an agenda.
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Topics: Agriculture and Food, Trade, Forestry, Labour, Adaptation, Mitigation, Governance – General, Financial Mechanisms, Carbon Financing and CDM
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2010