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Database launched to analyze impact of climate change on Caribbean coasts

SANTIAGO, Chile, CMC – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has collaborated with the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment and the University of Cantabria in launching a database that would analyze the impact of climate change on Caribbean coasts.
On Wednesday, ECLAC said regional countries could improve coastal planning and develop preventive measures to adapt to the effects of climate change using the database.
It said the database contains information on coastal dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean, climate variability, coastal vulnerability and exposure to climate change, the impact of climate change in the area and an estimation of predictable risks in the future.

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