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Media Advisory: Report shows climate change challenges and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

12 December 2010 124 No Comment

Media Advisory: Report shows climate change challenges and solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

The climate change challenges facing Latin America and the Caribbean have been laid out in graphic detail in a new publication by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Using charts, graphs and maps, Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean depicts the major signs of climate change in the region, its physical impacts (such as environmental damage and a rise in diseases), as well as calculating current levels of greenhouse gas emissions and possibilities for mitigation.

The report, which was produced in collaboration with the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and UNEP’s Polar Research Centre GRID-Arendal, also forecasts future climate scenarios for the region.

Date: Monday 6 December 2010

Time: 14:30 – 15:00 (Cancun)

Location:

Room ‘Sol’, Ground Floor, Moon Palace Expo Centre (Universal), Cancun

Speakers:

Mara Murillo Correa, Deputy Director, UNEP ROLAC.

Carlos de Miguel, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Luis Miguel Galindo, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

John Crump, UNEP-GRID Arendal.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson/Head of Media, on nick.nuttall@unep.org or Tel. +81 80 3660 1001 or +41 79 596 5737

Jan Kappen, Regional Coordinator Climate Change, UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, jan.kappen@unep.org , Tel +507 3053159

Graciela Metternicht, Regional Coordinator Early Warning and Assessments, graciela.metternicht@pnuma.org ; tel. + 507 305 3150.

Countries in the region will require major resources and assistance to reduce their vulnerability and enhance their resilience to climate change.

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