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    Communities in the company of institutions both governmental and non-governmental organizations have begun to implement adaptation measures. These and other adaptation measures were documented by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources across National Program of Climate Change under the project "Capacity Building for Phase II of Adaptation to Climate Change in Central America, Mexico and Cuba". This Publication is thanks to the support of the Netherlands Climate Assistance Programme (NCAP).

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    Agriculture and water resources are two strategic sectors vulnerable to climate change and climate variability in Central America. The integration of soil and water conservation (SWC) techniques into small-scale hillside farming systems has been considered in recent strategies of adaptation. Several SWC techniques have been adopted by small-scale hillside farmers. The most frequently adopted techniques are those involving biomass management. Crop residue management, no-slash-and-burn and living hedgerows of several plant species are some examples.

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    Nearly 22 percent of the world’s electricity is now supplied by renewable energy, and Central America is part of this global transition. The region is a worldwide leader in hydropower and geothermal energy, and most Central American countries are developing wind power projects. Yet the region is far from harvesting its enormous renewable energy resources to their fullest potentials, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute, The Way Forward for Renewable Energy in Central America.

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    The region profiles capture the status and progress of all countries within the region, and the 80+ indicators include a wealth of information on child, adolescent and adult anthropometry and nutritional status, in addition to intervention coverage, food supply, economics, and demography. This tool is particularly useful for nutrition champions at the country-level, as it presents a wide range of evidence needed to assess country progress in improving nutrition and nutrition-related outcomes.

  • Knowledge partner
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Agriculture and forestry
    Coastal zones
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Forestry
    Human health
    Water
    Carbon fixation and abatement

    DE is a design and environmental consultancy and technology company based in Vancouver and Montreal.  The mission of DE is to solve problems using design and environmental science.  We have worked throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Afr

  • Knowledge partner
    Country of registration
    Chile
    Relation to CTCN
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise
    Early warning and Environmental assessment
    Forestry
    Transport

    Sud-Austral Consulting S.p.A.is a consulting company created through individual and collective experience of its members, after recurring mutual collaboration for several years it was consolidated in early 2012 in the creation of a consulting entity formally established.

  • Presentation of specific financial mechanisms for investments in Energy Efficiency, developed by BUN-CA, within the framework of the Energy Efficiency Programme in order to detonate the markets of energy efficiency around the final use of the electricity in Central America.