Climate crisis: island experts explain why it must be a priority in 2023

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León
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From an environmental perspective, incorporating the climate crisis into public policy decisions, including post-disaster reconstruction, and addressing its more than evident effects in Puerto Rico should be the top priority in the year that has just begun, agreed experts consulted by El Nuevo Día.

In their opinion, 2023 will be key in the development of a truly resilient infrastructure, capable of withstanding shocks similar to hurricanes Irma, María and Fiona or the earthquake that occurred three years ago yesterday; and the transition to an energy system based on renewable sources, considering that clean generation should reach 40% as soon as 2025.

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