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IPCC NonClimate Baseline Data for Latin AmericaEntry ID: IPCC_nonclimate_LatinAmerica
Abstract: Baseline information is available for the following sectors for Latin America:
Population and Human Development, Economic conditions, Land cover / Land use,
Water, Agriculture / Food, Energy, Biodiversity.
An evaluation of climate change impact requires the establishment of some
baseline period against which changes will be measured. Baseline data are
required for the relevant climate variables ... (see Climate Baseline) and also for
non-climatic information (for example, carbon dioxide concentration, soil
characteristics, population, income levels, etc.). Ideally, these various
baseline datasets should all refer to the same time period, whether 1961-90
averages or the 1990 value. We provide here a set of country and regional-level
indicators of socio-economic and resource variables as estimated at the
beginning of the 1990s. These data are reproduced from the IPCC report on The
Regional Impacts of Climate Change: an assessment of vulnerability published in
1998 by Cambridge University Press (Appendix D). These data in turn were
collated from a variety of sources such as the World Bank, UNEP and FAO.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Dataset Title: IPCC Non-Climate Baseline data for Latin America
Dataset Release Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Dataset Publisher: Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Quality Provided as is.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: mmadison at econ.ag.gov
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Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20005-4788
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Broiler Industry." AER-591. Washington, DC : USDA/ERS.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-22