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Weathering The Storm: Lessons In Risk Reduction From Cuba

Cuba’s achievements in risk reduction come from an impressive multi-dimensional process. Its foundation is a socio-economic model that reduces vulnerability and invests in social capital through universal access to government services and promotion of social equity. The resulting high levels of literacy, developed infrastructure in rural areas and access to reliable health care and other created capital function as “multiplier effects” for national efforts in disaster mitigation, preparation and response.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Archaeology Of Climate Change In The Caribbean

The overall aim of this research is to study how pre-Columbian communities in the Caribbean lived through past impacts of climate change and use this information to inform modern day mitigation strategies in the Caribbean.
This paper emerges from an attempt to more actively integrate...

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Delivering Transformational Change 2011-21

Of particular note is the increasing intensity of extreme weather events, resulting in severe damage to the region’s socioeconomic resource base.
CARICOM countries have considerable concerns about the severe threats posed by a changing climate to their development prospects and have come...

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Friday, March 30, 2012
Climate Change And The Caribbean

The strategic vision driving this regional strategy is to lay the ground for a “regional society and economy that is resilient to a changing climate.”
The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has prepared this framework document at the request of CARICOM Heads of State...

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Friday, July 31, 2009
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