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Resilience to climate change in Patagonia, Argentina: Evidence of impact and prospects for adaptation in natural resource sectors

This study aims to broaden understanding of climate change and its impacts within Argentina – looking at evidence of existing change and future projections, with practical examples of existing or potential adaptation. Much focus on climate change in Argentina has been in the North, where impacts are more noticeable. But this study shows how changes in the South, in the Patagonian province of Chubut, are also likely to be significant. The study concludes by noting that while climate change in the South has had less severe impacts to date – this should not be grounds for complacency. Rather it should be seen as an opportunity to plan for the future and build institutional capacity and policy coherence that better protects the population from inevitable climate change.

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