An assessment of the economic and social impacts of climate change on the Coastal and Marine Sector in the Caribbean
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Climate change poses special challenges for Caribbean decision makers related to the uncertainties inherent in future climate projections and the complex linkages between climate change, physical and biological systems, and socioeconomic sectors. At present, however, the Caribbean subregion lacks the adaptive capacity needed to address these challenges. The present report assesses the economic and social impacts of climate change on the coastal and marine sector in the Caribbean until 2050. It aims both to provide Caribbean decision makers with cutting edge information on the vulnerability to climate change of the subregion, and to facilitate the development of adaptation strategies informed by both local experience and expert knowledge.
.--I. Introduction.--II. Literature review.--III. Methodology.--IV. Results.--V. Conclusions and recommendations
ECLAC SubtopicsCLIMATE CHANGE ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
United Nations SubtopicsCOASTAL AREAS ; MARINE AREAS ; CLIMATE CHANGE ; ECONOMIC RESEARCH ; GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH ; COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS ; WEATHER ; DISASTER PREVENTION ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Country / RegionCARIBBEAN REGION