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Félix de la Cruz
Vulnerability of Dominican Republic to climate change
A study conducted by Michela Izzo and collaborators through the Dominican Institute for Integral Development (IDDI) with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has determined thirteen provinces as highly vulnerable to climate change and variability. The study prioritized seven sectors: agriculture to drought, agriculture to flood, energy, water for human consumption, tourism, human settlements and protected areas. Through the use of a series of indicators to measure the exposition, sensitivity and adaptive capacity, authors analized the vulnerability of each province according to the sector and then calculated a global vulnerability index for each province.