A conservation network across Latin America and the Caribbean will support people and birds in the face of climate change.
Latin America and the Caribbean encompass a dazzling array of landscapes, from the peaks of the Andes to the beaches and mangroves of the Caribbean, and from the sweeping grasslands of Mexico and the Southern Cone to the tropical rainforests of the Amazon. The region holds an astounding 40 percent of the world’s biodiversity: almost half of the world’s tropical forests, one-third of its mammals, one-third of its reptile species, half of its amphibians, and two-fifths of its birds. But this rich mosaic of vibrant ecosystems—and the well-being of the millions of people that depend on them—are at unprecedented risk from climate change.
Our Climate Action Plan for the Americas unites partners in 12 countries to deliver nature-based solutions that increase the climate resilience of people and biodiversity throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, while supporting carbon sequestration and storage. It draws its strength from a continental-scale scientific analysis and the contributions of a cohesive network of partners with a deep connection to the region’s socio-economic, political, and environmental context. The plan complements and was developed in parallel with 12 individual national plans, one from each partner.
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