This technical document aims to contribute to the discussion on climate change in light of the available evidence on the possible channels of transmission of the economic impact of this phenomenon and the results of the fifteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 15), held in Copenhagen from 7 to 18 December 2009. The document presents the outcomes of COP15, their implications and the technical bases for an international agreement on climate change, followed by a discussion on greenhouse gas emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean. It then addresses the economic costs of the impact of climate change and the opportunities for regional integration and coordination in the pursuit of low-carbon economies.

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Organization: IDB, UNECLAC

Topics: Energy, Mitigation, Green Jobs/Economy, Economic Analysis, International Law and Policy, Governance – General

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2010

Language: English