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About this report

Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean was prepared by GRID-Arendal in collaboration with the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría del Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, SEMARNAT) in Mexico and UNEP’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) and with support from UNEP’s Division of Environmental Conventions (DEC).

Contributors:  Rob Barnes, Aake Bjoerke, Lars Haltbrekken, Cato Litangen, Jarle Mjaasund, Viktor Novikov, Philippe Rekacewicz and Janet Fernandez Skaalvik

Special thanks to Dr. Renate Christ, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Svein Tveitdal, Director of UNEP's Division for Environmental Conventions (DEC) and Division for Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), and Arkady Levintanus, Head of the Atmosphere and Desertification Conventions Unit of UNEP's DEC for their valuable inputs.  .

The Government of Norway provided funding for this project through a grant to UNEP to facilitate its activities in support of the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) New Delhi Work Programme on Article 6 on Education, Training and Public Awareness.

For years, UNEP has been involved in disseminating information for decision-making and promoting awareness of climate change. In cooperation with the Convention Secretariat, UNEP is actively promoting the implementation of Article 6 of the Convention, which addresses public awareness, education and training. GRID-Arendal plays a major role in assisting UNEP in carrying out these tasks.

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the United Nations Environment Programme. The presentations and the designations employed do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the cooperating divisions concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or of the delineation of its frontiers or boundaries. Mention of a commercial company or product in this report does not imply endorsement by UNEP. The use of information from this publication concerning proprietary products for publicity or advertising purposes is not permitted.

Trademark names and symbols are used in an editorial fashion with no intention of infringement on trademark or copyright laws. We regret any errors or omissions that may unwittingly have been made.

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