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Natural Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean

20 May 2015

The objective of this bulletin is to disseminate the progress made in the areas of governance, policies, management and use of natural resources and of the relevant basic and ecosystem services in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Drinking water and electricity are basic services that proved essential to counter the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, they represented an opportunity for investment to spur economic recovery in the countries of the region. Since the early months of 2022, they have been particularly threatened by the impact of the war in Ukraine on the world prices of fossil fuels, which are basic inputs for both sectors. Together with higher prices for edible oils, cereals and fertilizers, this has led to a rise in poverty and in energy, water and food insecurity in the region.


Number: No.4