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Caribbean & Central America - November 2019

New report points to the Caribbean’s “extreme vulnerability” to climate change

The Global Americans think tank has just published a report on ‘The Caribbean’s Extreme Vulnerability to Climate Change’ in which it argues that member states of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) could be heading for “perpetual economic recession”. This warning stems from projections from Caricom’s Climate Change Centre which estimates the annual cost to the Caribbean of inaction could total US$10.7bn by 2025, US$22bn by 2050 and US$46bn by 2100 due to increased hurricane damage, loss of tourism revenue, and infrastructure damage.

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