Central and South America. In Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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22 June 2023

Central and South America (CSA) are highly exposed, vulnerable, and strongly impacted by climate change, a situation amplified by inequality, poverty, population growth and high population density, land use change particularly deforestation with the consequent biodiversity loss, soil degradation, and high dependence of national and local economies on natural resources for the production of commodities.

Profound economic, ethnic, and social inequalities are exacerbated by climate change. High levels of widespread poverty, weak water governance, unequal access to safe water and sanitation services, and lack of infrastructure and financing reduce adaptation capacity, increasing and creating new population vulnerabilities. 

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Central and South America. (2023). Climate Change 2022 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, 1689–1816. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009325844.014
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