How Latin America Can Tackle Climate Change and Economic Growth

The Centenario deep-water drilling platform stands off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 22, 2013 (AP photo by Dario Lopez-Mills).
The Centenario deep-water drilling platform stands off the coast of Veracruz, Mexico in the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 22, 2013 (AP photo by Dario Lopez-Mills).
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Global efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change are ramping up ahead of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP21, to be held in Paris later this year. Although Latin America accounts for only 5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, many countries in the region have taken leading roles in global mitigation efforts. Brazil was host to the initial 1992 Earth Summit that led to the framework convention, and continues to be a major participant in climate change mitigation efforts, most notably in reducing […]

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