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Climate Change Policy & Practice
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Expert Group Meeting on the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

30 June 2011 | Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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The third Expert Group Meeting on Understanding the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean was held on 30 June 2011, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Expert Group Meeting examined country case studies of the economic costs and benefits of climate change in key sectors in four Caribbean countries and discussed how these economic assessments may guide or influence national climate change policies. The meeting included government and academic participants from Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as representatives of ECLAC and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretariat.

This briefing note provides a brief history of the Understanding the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean project, together with a summary of the discussions during the third Expert Group Meeting....More information

Group photo of the Expert Group on Understanding the Potential Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Kishan Kumarsingh, Ministry of Housing and the Environment, Trinidad and Tobago, outlines his country's draft national climate change policy.
Garfield Barnwell, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, and Clifford Mahlung, Jamaica Meteorological Service, discuss climate change negotiations.
Sharon Hutchinson, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, presents the economic assessment of potential climate change impact on tourism in Saint Lucia.
Clifford Mahlung, Meteorological Service, Jamaica, outlines Jamaica's draft Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2010-2030
Sally Anne Bagwhan Logie, Grenada, offers observations on a sectoral assessment.
Charmaine Gomes, ECLAC, presents Guyana's Low Carbon Development Strategy.
Willard Phillips, ECLAC, presents the sectoral assessments for Trinidad and Tobago.
Sandra Sookram, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, presents the sectoral assessments for Jamaica.
Net benefit cost ratios for adaptation options for Jamaica's tourism sector.
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