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(The) economics of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean: Paradoxes and challenges of sustainable development
  • (The) economics of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean: Paradoxes and challenges of sustainable development
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). November 2014
  • This overview of the climate change economy in Latin America and the Caribbean is intended to present an analysis of climate change with reference to the creation of a sustainable development path. The study is divided in seven chapters. The second chapter looks at the potential impacts of climate change in various sectors, including water.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate change, Coastal zones, Economic impact, Equity, Forests, Health, Mitigation, Private sector participation (PSP), Public-private partnerships (PPP), Risk management, Scenarios, Sustainable development, Urban areas

Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Handbook for Disaster Assessment
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). April 2014
  • The Handbook is a guide to pre and post disaster response management. Chapter 10 examines the implications for Water and Sanitation in 5 sections, first providing some general considerations. It then presents the procedures for estimating damage to water and sanitation systems through information on national institutions and information on each system of the sector in the affected territory. Part 3 'Estimating damage to drinking water and sanitary sewer systems, solid waste collection and disposal and flood control structures' contains 4 categorical considera...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Disasters, Drinking water, Economic impact, Ecosystems, Environment, Floods, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Mitigation, Sanitation, Tourism, Transport, Valuation, Water security

Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Natural resources. Status and trends towards a regional development agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). December 2013
  • This report makes recommendations on natural resources management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chapter III deals with the Public Policies for the Development of the Hydroelectric Power and Water and Sanitation Services Sectors in Countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). While the region has abundant water, its distribution is unequal and water management will be key as the region adapts to climate change. The paper presents the case for incorporating renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, in order to maint...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Drinking water, Economic impact, Energy, Equity, Investments, Mining, Oil industry, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Water efficiency, Water management, Water supply

Best practices in regulating State-owned and municipal water utilities
  • Best practices in regulating State-owned and municipal water utilities
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). May 2013
  • The focus of this report is on how the regulatory system can improve water and sanitation services provided by State-owned and municipal utilities. It identifies best practice in regulatory governance and corporate governance of these utilities through a series of case studies.
  • Main themes: Community participation, Conflicts, Legal aspects, Public policy, Utility services, Water governance, Water services

Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary
  • Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). February 2012
  • Summary report of Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Desertification, Development cooperation, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Energy, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Islands, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Participation, Poverty, Sustainable development, Water management

Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Sustainable development 20 years from the Earth Summit. Progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). February 2012
  • This publication describes the progress made and the gaps that remain in implementing global commitments on sustainable development since 1992. Based on the deficiencies that persist and the challenges that continue to arise, it proposes guidelines for moving towards sustainable development. The water issue is addressed all along the report, especially in Chapter II where the issue of water resource management is considered and in Chapter IV which addresses the issue of freshwater resources and water management in the context of sustainable development.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Desertification, Development cooperation, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Energy, Environment, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Investments, Islands, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Participation, Poverty, Sustainable development, Water management

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Published in 2015