Monday, 07 October 2013

ECLAC analyzes the impact of climate change on Caribbean coasts

On Wednesday 2nd October, The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Environment and the University of Cantabria in launched a database aiming to improve coastal planning and develop preventive measures to adapt to the effects of climate change. The database is part of the project, "Effects of Climate Change on the Coast of Latin America and the Caribbean".
ECLAC said the database contains information on coastal dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean, climate variability, coastal vulnerability and exposure to climate change, the impact of climate change in the area and an estimation of predictable risks in the future. “From today, this database, which is a major public good for the region, is available for all interested users, the potential of this tool is relevant for territorial planning, engineering requirements and environmental impact evaluation procedures,” it added.

Source: Caribbean 360