Government of Belize Policy on Adaptation to Global Climate Change

Anon., (2008) Government of Belize Policy on Adaptation to Global Climate Change. Technical Report.

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    The Government of Belize acknowledges the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that mankind is having a discernible influence on the earth’s climate. The mean temperature of the earth is projected to rise by 1.5 to 6 degrees Celsius during the next 100 years. This will produce a rise in mean sea level of 15 to 95 centimetres. It will also affect the hydrological cycle, leading to changes in evaporation and precipitation. The effects at the regional and national levels are unknown at this stage. However, the best scientific evidence indicates that there could be significant repercussions on the productive sectors of Belize, i.e. agriculture, coastal zone, energy, fisheries, forestry, human settlements, and water resources. The international response to global climate change articulated in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol offers Belize new opportunities to meet its development goals and priorities.

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Keywords: policy, adaptation, climate change
      Subjects: (B) Climate Change > (BA) Adaptation
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2010 14:47
      Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 14:28

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