Climate change realities in Small Island Developing States
Grenada, climate change, iccas, national disaster, vulnerability, adapation, SIDS
The most recent projections in climate research anticipate a significant increase in the frequency and/or intensity of extreme weather events as well as slow-onset climate-induced changes. Despite mitigation and adaptation, residual loss and damage (L&D) is expected to occur. To address L&D appropriate measures are needed where limits of adaptation are reached. This study assesses those risks. This study was commissioned by the Global Programme on Risk Assessment and Management for Adaptation to Climate Change (Loss and Damage) which is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The study was conducted in close cooperation with the Grenadian-German Pilot Programme “Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies” in Grenada (ICCAS) – funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under its International Climate Initiative (IKI) and jointly implemented by the Government of Grenada, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – and the regional programme “Caribbean Aqua-Terrestrial Solutions” (CATS), which is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is jointly implemented by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen-arbeit (GIZ) GmbH in eight CARICOM Member States, namely Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.