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Analysis of extreme events in the Caribbean 1990-2008

2010-03-05

LC/CAR/L.254

This study presents an analysis of extreme events in the Caribbean subregion for the period 1990 to 2008, and forms part of a similar, wider study focused on the Latin America and the Caribbean region (Central America and South America being the other two subregional components). It explores the economic costs of climate change through an examination of adaptation costs to extreme events. ECLAC, through its Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, is pleased to have been able to undertake this study with the financial support of DFID and to have ensured its successful execution in collaboration with technical expertise from the University of the West Indies.

.-- Chapter I. Historical analysis of the impact of natural disastrs on Craibeban economies from 1990 to 2008.-- Chapter II. Projectiions of frequency and intensity of extreme events.--Chapter III. Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Caribbean countries.-- Conclusion and policy recomendatins

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