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Costa Rica

Central America weakens forest shield against future droughts

31 Dec 2017, IPS

Since 2000 Central America has lost forest cover and wetlands, vital to the preservation of aquifers, which coincided with a widespread regional increase in greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. The region could have 68 departments or provinces suffering severe aridity towards the end of the century, compared to fewer than 20 today.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)
  • Website: http://www.cne.go.cr
  • Contact:Chief of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Phone:(+506) 2-220-0378 +506 885 515 16


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    Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)
  • Website: http://www.cne.go.cr
  • Contact:Chief of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Phone:(+506) 2-220-0378 +506 885 515 16

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