By Augusto de la Torre
There's an expanding consensus within the clinical neighborhood that weather switch is a true and current chance. regardless of the massive uncertainty at the timing, value or even the path of a few of the actual and monetary results of this phenomenon, it's largely permitted that they're going to be domestically differentiated and that constructing nations and decrease source of revenue populations will are likely to endure the main. during this context, it really is serious that Latin American nations boost their very own thoughts for adapting to a number of the affects of weather switch, and for contributing to international efforts aimed toward mitigating them.This publication goals at contributing to those efforts through addressing a few questions concerning the explanations and results of weather switch in terms of Latin the US: What are the most likely affects of weather switch within the quarter? Which nations and areas may be most influenced? What can governments do to take on the demanding situations linked to adapting to weather switch? And, what position can Latin the USA play within the region of weather swap mitigation?While the examine doesn't try to supply definitive solutions to those questions, its objective is to give a contribution new details and research which could support tell the general public coverage debate in this vital factor.
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EIA: Installed capacity 2004. 33 L O W C A R B O N , H I G H G R O W T H : L AT I N A M E R I C A N R E S P O N S E S T O C L I M AT E C H A N G E hydroelectricity in new generation capacity to be commissioned in 2008-10 has been lower than envisaged in the indicative generation expansion plans, and as a result the share of fossil fuel plants has increased. The government plans to facilitate investment in hydropower by conducting preinvestment studies and making them available to potential investors.
65 Motorization rates are rising in the region in tandem with increasing incomes and improved availability of low-cost vehicles (box 1). With the current growth in vehicle ownership and use, especially in urban areas, there is a pressing need to address issues related to emissions from private vehicles. In addition, traffic congestion in urban areas and a large share of highly polluting and inefficient vehicles on the road have meant that transport is also the leading cause of air pollution in Latin American cities.
As documented below, there are many ways in which the Region’s emissions can be reduced at low cost, while at the same time reaping sizable development cobenefits. In some cases, these cobenefits have a value that would more than offset the costs of undertaking the measures; that is, there would be negative net costs. 300 Suriname Mexico Guyana Argentina Colombia R. B. 200 El Salvador Chile Argentina R. B. 0) and WDI. Note: Size of bubble indicates absolute volume of emissions. 27 Belize Guyana Nicaragua Panama L O W C A R B O N , H I G H G R O W T H : L AT I N A M E R I C A N R E S P O N S E S T O C L I M AT E C H A N G E development policy.