At a Glance
Paraguay’s economy relies heavily on agriculture and livestock, with shifts in agricultural and ranching productivity directly linked to the country’s overall gross domestic product. Extreme weather events and global climatic variability, such as El Niño periods, already directly impact agricultural and livestock activities. Climate change threatens to introduce greater economic uncertainty, potentially exacerbating already high rates of inequality. Access to services and utilities, such as clean water, electricity, and telephone have improved for Paraguay’s rural poor in the past decade, yet many of rural Paraguayans live below the poverty line, and poverty in the country is predominantly concentrated in rural areas. [no GHG emissions fact sheet.
Funding and Key Indicators
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