ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Online, from 25 to 29 October 2021
A meeting of researchers from Extremadura and Latin America, working in the line of the analysis of the economic effects of climate change on various productive sectors and in different geographical environments.
Public interventions are aimed at solving problems of regions, cities or social groups linked to climate change, environmental issues, access to housing, transport services, cultural goods or the strengthening of social networks.
Within this framework, it is necessary to develop new socio-economic reality assessment metrics that go beyond dichotomous and static indicators (such as the Unsatisfied Basic Needs (UBN) or poverty indices) and other multidimensional indicators (Human Development Index) that do not allow to correctly contextualise the reality of local populations.
Within this context, the course will help to disseminate updated concepts as necessary tools in public policy planning processes. It also aims to build a network of experts who work or are interested in developing measures to estimate socio-economic vulnerability in the planning and implementation phases of projects.
Esteban Otto Thomasz. University of Buenos Aires
Agustín García García. University of Extremadura