Climate change study launched
In late May, the Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD), the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC - http://www.eclac.org/) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) announced plans for a study on The Economics of Climate Change in Central America to analyse the challenges, benefits and costs of mitigating and adapting to a warmer world.
The study seeks to prompt discussion over climate change, integrating economic and social decision-makers with scientists and environmental experts, and to alert the public.It also hopes to stimulate debate over sustainable actions at a national and regional level that must be taken urgently. It is expected to take around 15 months at a cost of around $1.8 million. If you're interested in keeping up with environmental issues in Latin America, this blog has some interesting posts: http://www.temasactuales.com/temasblog/tag/eclac/