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Climate-Resilient Low Emission Development in Bangladesh (Fact Sheet)

Description: Bangladesh is widely considered to be one of the nations most threatened by climate change. With two-thirds of the country less than 20 feet above sea level, the intrusion of salt into freshwater wells, frequent flooding, and the displacement of people from their homes is an ongoing threat. At the same time, the country's cities are rapidly growing, and the demand for energy is increasing at a corresponding rate.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Sandor, D. & Butheau, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Coordinating Low Emission Development in Columbia (Fact Sheet)

Description: Colombia's economy has grown more than 4 percent per year for a decade, but climate change is posing new risks to sustaining that development. With the nation's coastal areas, mountain ranges, rain forests, plains, and river basins vulnerable to changing weather patterns and growing seasons, Colombia is building resilience to climate change while working to curb emissions and pursue new options for low emission development.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Butheau, M. & Sandor, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in Mexico (Fact Sheet)

Description: Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, with rapid growth occurring in the industrial and services sectors. A forward-thinking country on climate change, the nation recognizes that the threat of higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and more frequent weather-related disasters could pose a substantial risk to its expanding economy.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Butheau, M. & Sandor, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advancing Low Emission Growth in the Philippines (Fact Sheet)

Description: The Philippines, an island nation of nearly 100 million people and one of the world?s 15 most populous nations, is grappling with the challenge of expanding economic opportunities for its people. At the same time, it is one of the nations at greatest risk from climate change impacts, including rising sea levels and more frequent and intense floods and storms.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Butheau, M. & Sandor, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Government Supports Low Emission Economic Growth (Fact Sheet)

Description: Countries around the world face the challenge of maintaining long-term sustainable economic growth and development under the threat of climate change. By identifying and pursuing a sustainable development pathway now, they are better positioned to reach their economic growth goals while addressing climate change impacts and lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Low emission development strategies - development plans that promote sustainable social and economic development while reducing long-term GHG emissions - provide a pathway to preparing for a global low emission future. Partner country governments are working with the U.S. government through the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program to further their national development objectives.
Date: November 1, 2013
Creator: Watson, A.; Sandor, D. & Butheau, M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department