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Dominican Republic: Climate and Development Report

The Dominican Republic is highly vulnerable to climate change, including to extreme natural events and slow-onset changes, such as rising temperatures or forest degradation, which impact important economic sectors and society, especially the poor and vulnerable populations.

Although their contribution to global carbon emissions is relatively low, it continues to increase as the country relies heavily on fossil energy sources such as coal. Further reducing its emissions will generate considerable economic, social and environmental benefits, and will promote sustainability in key sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture and water.

Accelerating climate action will allow the country to reduce poverty and inequality, generate jobs, and contribute to more sustainable development, according to the latest World Bank Group’s Country Climate and Development Report for the Dominican RepublicRead More