Guatemala City.– Central American nations will demand US$105 billion from industrialized countries for damages caused by global warming, the
region's representatives said on Friday.
Central American environment ministers gathered in Guatemala to discuss the so-called "ecological debt" owed to them and to set out a common position ahead of climate talks in Copenhagen next month.
Guatemalan environment minister Luis Ferrate said the 105-billion-dollar price tag was "an estimate" of the damage done by climate change across 16 sectors in Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama.
Ferrate minister said the region "had never faced" so much drought, aridity, flooding, and precarious food security. A formal proposal will be presented in Denmark, officials said.