Trinidad and Tobago-Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM’s Climate Change Resilience Framework

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"The threats posed by a changing climate to the development prospects of the 15 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states are severe. Adaptation to ensure resilience to a more hostile regional climate and rising sea levels will require a complementary series of policy actions supported by a sizeable and sustained investment of resources. To meet the challenge, the CARICOM countries have worked together to form an implementation plan to deliver the strategic elements and goals of a regional framework which was developed from an urgent political commitment to manage the effects of climate change on development.

The CDKN is working with climate risk-management firm Acclimatise to help Caribbean governments come up with a regional Implementation Plan (IP) for coping with climate change.

CARICOM Heads of Government have already approved a Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change. Now, the CDKN and Acclimatise are working with country governments to translate this framework into action.

Putting the framework into action will involve:

  • Establishing how regional and country bodies will work together
  • Securing investment to support the action plan
  • Proposing a monitoring and evaluation system
  • Obtaining buy-in for the action plan from Governments and relevant funders across the region"


References

  1.  "CDKN-CARICOM-A Regional Implementation Plan for CARICOM’s Regional Climate Change Resilience Framework"
  2.  "Climate Change and the Caribbean: A Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change"