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El Salvador

El Salvador

  • Challenges for a climate compatible development: how to strengthen agricultural, livestock and forestry public policies

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    This policy brief emerges from a process of analysis of the status and quality of the public policies on climate change and development in ten Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, El Salvador and Paraguay. It suggests that policies generated should have quality in the design, be implemented effectively, and guarantee institutional strengthening, greater awareness through social communication, and political and social support, for achieving its goals.

  • Climate change, adaptation, and formal education: the role of schooling for increasing societies' adaptive capacities in El Salvador and Brazil

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    This paper examines the influence of formal education in determining the adaptive capacity of the residents of two low-income settlements where climate-related disasters are recurrent: Los Manantiales in San Salvador (El Salvador) and Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In both case study areas, the average levels of education were lower for households living in high risk areas, as opposed to residents of lower risk areas.

  • Vulnerabilidad y adaptación al cambio climático de los pobladores rurales de la planicie costera central de El Salvador

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    The purpose of this research was to develop, in conjunction with local stakeholders, a strategy on adaptation to climate change, based on an integrated assessment of the factors that determine the current climate vulnerability and future climate change in the territory located in the coastal plain in central El Salvador, between the towns of Zacatecoluca, Jiquilisco and Tecoluca.

  • Perfil Climático - El Salvador

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    Document part of the 'Integration risks and opportunities of climate change into national development and programming in United Nations countries' Project. It presents a brief account of the country's vulnerability in the coastal and rural areas, as well as in the agriculture, health and energy sectors, including the impact on water resources and ecosystems.

    The original document is in Spanish.

  • El ABC del cambio climático en El Salvador

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    The ABC of climate change in El Salvador is a publication prepared under the initiative of the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) in El Salvador in order to have a tool for dissemination and awareness about the serious problem of climate change. This document is presented in the context of the launch of the Human Development Report 2007-2008 "Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world".

    Includes a section on concepts around climate change, the GHG inventory for the country (1994), as well as actions on mitigation and adaptation for El Salvador.

  • Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Guidance for Practitioners and Planners

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    This Report summarizes the proceedings of the El Salvador conference on strategies for adapting public and private infrastructure to climate change held in San Salvador on 30 June 2010. It also outlines the multiple development benefits of climate proofing infrastructure and the importance of conducting such an exercise within a broader territorial approach. While these Proceedings address the specific context of El Salvador, the methodologies outlined can be applied to a wide range of situations.

  • Cambio climático y desarrollo: Advertencias y oportunidades para la producción de agrocombustibles

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    El Salvador y la región centroamericana en general, apuntan hacia una expansión en la producción de agrocombustibles, reforzando el interés de posicionarse en mercados emergentes vinculados con la reducción de emisiones de carbono, bajo una nueva generación de acciones de mitigación del cambio climático. La inserción en el mercado de agrocombustibles aparece como una oportunidad inmediata y atractiva para reactivar la producción agrícola, generar nuevos empleos y combatir la pobreza rural mientras que se mejora el ambiente.

  • Shifting the Narrative: Child-led Responses to Climate Change and Disasters in El Salvador and the Philippines

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    Children and young people are commonly treated in the climate change and disasters litera- ture as victims of natural events requiring protection by adults. This article critiques that narrative, drawing on examples from the Philippines and El Salvador that explore how chil- dren’s groups have responded to such issues through child-centred initiatives.