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Climate Change - A Research Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Omar Chisari
  • Sebastian Galiani

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The objective of this research agenda is to outline the issues that need to be investigated in order to produce an informed assessment of what strategies and policies Latin America and its international organizations should pursue with respect to climate change. This report makes the three following potential contributions: i) identifying actions that could be valuable but have not been highlighted; ii) advising on actions that could be ineffective and costly, given limited resources; and iii) recommending an evaluation of what elements require further analysis before objectives are translated into action. After introducing the issues involved, the report presents a simplified model to help explain the interaction of climate change with the economy. The discussion then turns to several of the most important relevant issues in terms of the model. Finally, individual items are discussed in order to construct an agenda.

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  • Omar Chisari & Sebastian Galiani, 2010. "Climate Change - A Research Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean," Research Department Publications 4687, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4687
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    1. Sebastian Miller & Bok-Keun Yu, 2011. "Climate Change Funds and Implications for LAC Countries and the IDB," Research Department Publications 4747, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    2. Brian Feld & Sebastian Galiani, 2015. "Climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean: policy options and research priorities," Latin American Economic Review, Springer;Centro de Investigaciòn y Docencia Económica (CIDE), vol. 24(1), pages 1-39, December.
    3. Alejandro Bonvecchi & Carlos Scartascini, 2011. "The Presidency and the Executive Branch in Latin America: What We Know and What We Need to Know," Research Department Publications 4756, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    4. Sebastián J. Miller & Sebastián Galiani & Omar O. Chisari, 2013. "Optimal Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Small Environmental Economies," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 4668, Inter-American Development Bank.
    5. Jorge Fernández & Sebastián J. Miller, 2011. "When Should Developing Countries Announce Their Climate Policy?," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 3960, Inter-American Development Bank.
    6. Sebastian Galiani, 2015. "Introduction to research at the policy frontier in Latin America," Latin American Economic Review, Springer;Centro de Investigaciòn y Docencia Económica (CIDE), vol. 24(1), pages 1-6, December.

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    Keywords

    Climate change; Mitigation; Adaptation; Latin America and the Caribbean;

    JEL classification:

    • Q54 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Climate; Natural Disasters and their Management; Global Warming

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