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Author Kronik, Jakob.

Title Indigenous peoples and climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean / Jakob Kronik and Dorte Verner
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 185 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Series Directions in development. Environment and sustainable development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Environment and sustainable development.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon; Chapter 3: Indigenous Peoples of the Andes; Chapter 4: Indigenous Peoples of the Caribbean and Central America; Chapter 5: Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Across the Region; Chapter 6: Conclusions and Recommendations; Appendix A: Climate Change and Climatic Variability in Latin America and the Caribbean; Appendix B: Field Work Methodology; Index; Back cover
Summary Indigenous peoples across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) already perceive and experience negative effects of climate change and variability. Although the overall economic impact of climate change on gross domestic product (GDP) is significant, what is particularly problematic is that it falls disproportionately on the poor including indigenous peoples, who constitute about 6.5 percent of the population in the region and are among its poorest and most vulnerable (Hall and Patrinos 2006). This book examines the social implications of climate change and climatic variability for indigenous communities in LAC and the options for improving their resilience and adaptability to these phenomena. By social implications, the authors mean direct and indirect effects in the broad sense of the word social, including factors contributing to human well-being, health, livelihoods, human agency, social organization, and social justice. This book, much of which relies on new empirical research, addresses specifically the situation of indigenous communities because our research showed them to be among the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A companion book (Verner 2010) provides information on the broader social dimensions of climate change in LAC and on policy options for addressing them. This book will help to place these impacts higher on the climate-change agenda and guide efforts to enhance indigenous peoples' rights and opportunities, whether by governments, indigenous peoples' organizations and their leaders, or non-state representatives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Ethnoecology -- Latin America
Ethnoecology -- Caribbean Area
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Latin America
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Caribbean Area
Climatic changes -- Latin America
Climatic changes -- Caribbean Area
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
Climatic changes.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on.
Latin America -- Environmental conditions
Caribbean Area -- Environmental conditions
Caribbean Area.
Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Verner, Dorte.
LC no. 2010022088
ISBN 9780821383810