Latin American and Caribbean ports and climate risk: impacts on their infrastructure and possible adaptation measures

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Latin American and Caribbean ports and climate risk: impacts on their infrastructure and possible adaptation measures

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This FAL Bulletin is part of the reflections of ECLAC on infrastructure and connectivity. This edition examines some adaptation options for port infrastructure in response to the challenges connected with climate change and resilience to natural disasters. The document outlines some of the main potential climate hazards, risk areas and economic impacts on the region’s logistics and port infrastructure. It puts forward a methodology for impact analysis and assessment, the application of which in Latin American and Caribbean countries could bring many benefits. As examples, two case studies are included: Muelles el Bosque maritime terminal in Colombia and the Port of Manzanillo in Mexico.

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