Human Development Issues Paper: Belize and Climate Change - The Costs of Inaction

Published on 31 Jul 2009
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Report Summary

The report warns that if emissions of greenhouse gases continue unabated, the effects of climate change jeopardize the sustainability of social, economic, and ecological systems throughout the world. This report is concerned with the economic impact of climate change for Belize, and the costs of inaction in responding to the impending risks.

Highlights

  • Avoiding or delaying critical adaptation measures considered costly.
  • Risks of water stress, ecosystems and agricultural productivity loss, flood and storm damage, increase in diseases, heat stress, flooding and drought.
  • Energy, Tourism, & Agriculture and Fisheries sectors likely to be most impacted.
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