The document seeks to shed light on some of the social, economic, and political repercussions climate change can trigger across Latin America and the Caribbean. This being said, the author claims that climate can threat poverty reduction and economic growth across the region, as well as it may hinder the region’s progress in terms of development. Furthermore, the document highlights that in spite of accounting for around 12 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Latin American and the Caribbean region remains vulnerable to the adverse consequences of climate change.
The document is organized as follows. The first section thoroughly describes the analytical framework employed by the author for assessing the social implications of climate change across the region, whereas chapter two examines climate Variability and change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Finally, section three explores some further mitigation strategies to address the causes of climate change and its consequences.
To conclude, the author claims that policy makers in Latin America and the Caribbean should address the social issues related to climate change. Although global mitigation efforts have been useful, climate trends can dramatically affect economic, human, and social development for years to come across the region. The document is available in English