Climate change is upon us. The earth is warming, seasons are shifting, species are migrating, and water is flowing in new patterns. The accelerating and deepening impacts of climate change will touch everyone on earth, but those who stand to suffer most are the poor.
A continuum of actions can be taken to reduce the impacts felt from climate change--from ‘pure’ development activities on the one hand to very explicit adaptation measures on the other.
There is an international dimension of capital flows to lowcarbon technologies.
The discussion around investing in low-carbon technologies often centers on investment in technology development.
The availability of relevant, accurate and objective data is essential for sound and transparent decision making and policy development.
Coral reefs and mangroves in Belize.
Credit: EarthTrends, 2006 using data from FAO, 2006