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Panama's Second National Communication - Official Document (Spanish) - 2011

The creation of a National Communication offers countries the opportunity to contribute with technically sound studies and information that can be used for designing mitigation and adaptation measures, and project proposals that can and will help increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change. Activities generally include: V&A assessments, Greenhouse Gas Inventory preparation, Mitigation Analysis or Education, and awareness raising activities. The ultimate goal is the integration of climate change considerations into relevant social, economic and environmental policies and actions.

Panama’s First and Second National Communication identifies the following sectors as sensitive to climatic changes: agriculture, water, coastal-marine systems, health and forests. The first three are highlighted as particularly vulnerable. Panama’s Second National Communication identifies energy as a further vulnerable sector. It also has a regional focus on the dry arc, a dry area in the southeastern part of the country, and on threats to island territories. Vulnerability and adaptation assessment aim to analyze interrelations between sectors in these focus areas.


Resource Type

  • Assessments and Background Documents