Climate-resilient and regenerative futures for Latin America and the Caribbean

Camila Vargas, Manuela Gomez-Valencia, Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Miguel Cordova, Cyntia Vilasboas Calixto Casnici, Fabiola Monje-Cueto, Karla Maria Nava-Aguirre, Indianna Minto-Coy, Freddy Coronado

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Few events have had an impact as the global crisis caused by COVID-19. However, prior to the pandemic, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries already had severe problems in terms of inequality, environmental degradation, and dysfunctional political systems. Added to this are the growing challenges that climate change poses for this highly vulnerable region. This historic turning point represents a new call to consider future studies to re-imagine and reinvent alternative futures for the LAC region. For this paper, we conducted an in-depth qualitative futures study to identify how Latin American and Caribbean countries could build long-term resilience, focusing on adaptability to climate change risks, considering existing sustainable development challenges and the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economic, environmental, and social aspects. This study's findings provide recommendations for policymakers and decision-makers to achieve sustainable futures for LAC. Finally, it reflects on the value of collective action for a future-proof region.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo103014
EstadoPublicada - set. 2022
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