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Cargo ship crossing the Panama Cannal
Research briefs
A lengthy drought that caused widespread disruption to commercial ships passing through the Panama Canal in 2023 would have been “unlikely” without the influence of El Niño, according to a rapid attribution study.
Carbon Brief
The Guna people of Panama's sinking Gardi Sugdub island are planning to move to the mainland to escape rising sea levels
The depleted Panama Canal needs new water sources as climate-driven drought spotlights global warming risks to world's waterways.
Pedestrians walk among bicyclists
Building a resilient future: experts from the City Climate Finance Gap Fund share how they worked with policy makers in Panama to enhance last-mile connectivity, spur urban regeneration, and support disaster risk reduction in vulnerable communities.
World Bank, the
Cover and source: Global Earthquake Model Foundation
Documents and publications
This seismic risk profile of Panama, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
Documents and publications
This factsheet presents findings from an analysis of 14 Latin American countries to document the SNIPs’ response to the pandemic, as well as to draw recommendations and lessons-learned for stimulating economic recovery in a resilient manner.
A severe drought in Panama is creating long queues and delays at the Panama Canal, causing shipping disruptions and further highlighting the impact the climate crisis is having on global trade.
World Economic Forum
Drought in a field
What does a drought in Central America have to do with Australia’s cost of living? Quite a lot, if the drought affects the Panama Canal.
Conversation Media Group, the

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