This study reviews and assesses the challenges posed by slow-onset events related to climate change and its links to poverty and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean. Different strategies focused on adaptation are being assessed in this study. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

As sea level rise drives saltwater farther inland, drinking water supplies of some coastal cities will be contaminated. This paper evaluates how climate change is shifting the location of the zone where coastal fresh water meets the ocean, and implications for drinking water management. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 14 (Life Below Water).
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

Sea-level rise poses a significant threat to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) due to the concentration of people, assets, and infrastructure in coastal zones. This paper reviews approaches to address sea-level rise as well as limits to adaptation and resultant economic and non-economic loss and damage that may be experienced by SIDS. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), SDG 14 (Life Below Water) and SDG 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
Land and forest degradation and desertification (LFDD) are a driver of human displacement and have implications for long-term development policy. The study finds that, in Latin American and Caribbean countries, the linkages between LFDD and human mobility are poorly acknowledged in their climate and desertification policy frameworks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
This paper reviews recent analyses of intensifying seasonal and year-round extreme heat exposure as a slow-onset event. It focuses on occupational contexts, including impacts on worker productivity, health and wellbeing, reduced GDP, and the viability of economic sectors. It closes with an indication of tools available to assess and address these risks. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This study looks into impacts caused by forest degradation and disturbance in the Amazon, which diminish carbon storage and erode ecological integrity, on the vitality of Indigenous Protected Areas (IPAs) and Protected Natural Areas (PNAs).
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This study looks into how droughts are significant climatic drivers of land degradation and affect land degradation-migration dynamics within a larger context of multi-scale interactions of socio-economic, political, demographic, and environmental processes. The study also assesses methods used to identify, measure, and understand migration related to land degradation. In addition to the main SDGs this article is indirectly related to SDG 1 (No Poverty).
Land and ecosystem degradation increase the risks of loss and damage during droughts, whereas well-adapted human practices and policies can enable society to (re)build resilience. A review of land and ecosystem degradation in Africa highlights opportunities for proactive planning and policies and actions needed to connect and fill gaps in the present systems. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).
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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 50, June 2021

This paper provides a synthesis of knowledge on inter-connected categories of non-economic loss and damage induced by climate change in the Pacific Islands region and presents identified knowledge gaps and possibilities for future research. In addition to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 1.4.2 (Vulnerable and indigenous people’s land), SDG 4.7 (Value-driven culture) and SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
The relocation of vulnerable communities as a means to avoid slow-onset climate change impacts in Fiji highlights the complex range of considerations that must be factored in when assessing relocation options and strategies. Participatory scenario-building exercises are particularly well-suited as a means and platform to assist communities to self-navigate relocation issues. In addtion to the main SDGs, this article is indirectly related to SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).

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