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


  • Omar Chisari
  • Sebastian Galiani


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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    Cited by:

    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. Jorge Fernandez & Sebastian Miller, 2011. "When Should Developing Countries Announce Their Climate Policy?," Research Department Publications 4755, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    4. Omar Chisari & Sebastian Galiani & Sebastian Miller, 2013. "Optimal Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Small Environmental Economies," Research Department Publications IDB-WP-417, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
    5. 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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    Climate change; Mitigation; Adaptation; Latin America and the Caribbean;
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    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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