Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), has co-authored and published a new book titled La emergencia del cambio climático en América Latina y el Caribe ¿Seguimos esperando la catástrofe o pasamos a la acción? or “The Climate Change Emergency in Latin America and the Caribbean: Are We Still Waiting for the Catastrophe or Do We Take Action?”
The book presents the results of a decade of work carried out by ECLAC in relation to the economics of climate change. The authors analyze global evidence and impact of climate change on various sectors, including agriculture, health, transportation, and energy. The links between climate change, sea level, and biodiversity are also discussed. As stated in the preview, “responding to the challenge of climate change in [LAC] will take serious financial, economic, social, cultural, [and] innovative efforts, but it also provides an opportunity for the region to move towards a more sustainable and inclusive development.”
Alicia Bárcena is a Member of the Inter-American Dialogue.