The Economics of Climate Change in Central America: Summary 2009

UKaid 2009

The evidence is clear that greenhouse gases from anthropogenic activities are causing dramatic changes in the global climate. Central America is very vulnerable to these changes because of its socio-economic situation and its location between two continents and oceans. In addition, the region also has rich biodiversity and natural resources, which are already suffering due to the climatic changes. This article aims to quantify the economic effects of climate change by taking into consideration extreme events, water resources, changes in the agricultural sector and biodiversity.