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A lady draws water from a public faucet in el Alto, Bolivia. - Photo: Stephan Bachenheimer/World Bank
Poverty and Climate Change Flagship - An Overview of the LAC Region
September 4, 2014Washington, D.C.

Experts on issues at the nexus of climate change and poverty meet for a workshop related to upcoming analytical work around the issues.

Experts on issues at the nexus of climate change and poverty meet for a workshop related to upcoming analytical work around the issues. The workshops objectives include:

  • Gain an overview of the key issues and existing information on poverty and climate change in the LAC region to serve as background work for the flagship, 
  • Share existing analytical and quantitative papers and reports on poverty and climate change, 
  • Identify specific areas/studies of joint interest where further work can be commissioned, and 
  • Plan for collaboration and extension of such work. 

PowerPoint slides from the presentations are available on the agenda page.

2:00 – 2:15 pm: Introduction of flagship and workshop - Presenters: Marianne Fay and Stephane Hallegatte

Session I – The consequences of weather shocks on poverty and human capital (Chair: Louise Cord)

2:15 – 2:45p.m. “The effects of natural disasters on poverty” (Country cases: Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti) - Presenters: Leonardo Lucchetti, Carlos Rodriguez, Javier E. Baez and Alan Fuchs

2:45 – 3:00p.m. Discussion

3:00 – 3:30p.m. “The effects of natural disasters on human capital” (Country cases: Colombia - Impact of Natural Disasters on Child Nutrition and Schooling, Colombia - Weather Shocks and Health at Birth, Nicaragua and Guatemala) - Presenters: Leonardo Lucchetti, Carlos Rodriguez, Javier E. Baez

3:30 – 3:40p.m. “Food price variability and household welfare” (Country case: Brazil) - Presenter: Leonardo Lucchetti

3:40 – 4:00p.m. Discussion

4:00 – 4:15p.m. Coffee break

Session II – Climate change, gender and risk management (Chair: Emmanuel Skoufias)

4:15 – 4:30p.m. “Weather-based insurance and productivity” (Country case: Mexico) - Presenter: Alan Fuchs

4:30 – 4:45p.m. “Transfers, diversification and household risk strategies” (Country case: Nicaragua and LAC evidence) - Presenters: Renos Vakis and Javier E. Baez

4:45 – 5:00p.m. “Gender considerations for assessing the vulnerability to climate change” - Presenters: Sara Hause Van Wie and Jonna Lundvall

5:00 – 5:30p.m. General discussion

5:30 – 5:45p.m. Steps forward