TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA

Article originally published in Portuguese in Cadernos Adenauer 2/2016

Also available in Deutsch, Español, Português

With a mostly urban population of approximately 635 million people, the region comprised by Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has been seeking gradual integration into global environmental issues, particularly in relation to the challenges of climate change. This article has the challenging goal of presenting an overview of climate change in LAC.

Comprised by 20 countries and 2 dependent territories, Latin America has a vast and diverse territory that extends from Patagonia to Mexico. This territorial dimension results in the coexistence of countries with different levels of economic development and, consequently, an uneven participation in the emission levels of greenhouse gases (GHG).

This article has the challenging goal of presenting an overview of climate change in LAC. Obviously it is impossible to cover here the entire region and its position on a subject of such complexity. Therefore, this work focus on general trends perceived in the region, and highlights the Brazilian and Mexican circumstances as the largest GHG emitters in LAC. Some topics were chosen as priority to better understand the regional scenario, highlighting LAC´s vulnerability and the importance of adaptation and funding measures. Citizen awareness on the issue and the manifested political response are also matters of interest in this work, as well as the current advances in multilateral negotiations and the regional integration on energy.

After analyzing the regional outlook regarding climate change, there was an effort to check key aspects of the discussion and to elaborate policy recommendations for the advancement of the struggle against this global challenge in the region.

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This article was originally published in Portuguese in Cadernos Adenauer 2/2016 - Mudanças climáticas: o desafio do século (Climate change: the challenge of the century).

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Author

Karina Marzano Franco

published

Brazil, September 28, 2016

ISBN

978-85-7504-202-1

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