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Title: Adapting to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC)


1
Adapting to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC)
  • GECAFS Meeting
  • February 24-26, 2003
  • CIMH, Barbados

Marcia Chevannes Creary Project Component
Manager, ACCC
2
Adapting to Climate Change in the Caribbean (ACCC)
  • Funded by The Canadian Climate Change
    Development Fund (CCCDF) through the Canadian
    International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • Implemented in 12 CARICOM countries from
    September. 2001 to August. 2004.
  • Designed to maintain momentum on climate change
    issues initiated under CPACC
  • Lead into the follow-on MACC program being
    proposed to the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

3
Adapting to Climate Change in the Caribbean
Region
  • Consists of 9 Components
  • 1 Detailed Project Design and Business Plan for
    Regional Climate Change Centre
  • 2 Public Education and Outreach (PEO)
  • 3 Integrating Climate Change into a Physical
    Planning Process using a Risk Management
    Approach
  • 4 Strengthening Technical Capacity

4
  • 5 Integrating Adaptation Planning in
    Environmental Assessments for National and
    Regional Development Projects
  • 6 Implementation Strategies for Adaptation in
    the Water Sector
  • 7 Formulation of Adaptation Strategies to
    Protect Human Health
  • 8 Adaptation Strategies for Agriculture and
    Food Security
  • 9 Fostering Collaboration and Cooperation with
    non-CARICOM Countries

5
Component 1 Detailed Project Design and Business
Plan for Regional Climate Change Centre
  • Objective
  • To provide for detailed planning and approval of
    all projects and to develop a sustainable
    business plan for the Regional Climate Change
    Centre
  • Status
  • This project is in the final stages of
    completion. The MACC project is expected to be
    submitted to the World Bank for approval in March
    2003 following the finalizing of MOUs with
    cooperating agencies and sign-off by
    beneficiaries.

6
Component 2 Public Education and Outreach (PEO)
  • Objective
  • To develop and implement a Regional Climate
    Change Public Education and Outreach (PEO)
    Strategy for participating CARICOM countries.
  • Status
  • This project will be implemented by the
    GEF-funded Mainstreaming to Adaptation to Climate
    change (MACC) project, due to commence in March
    2003.

7
Component 3 Integrating Climate Change into
Physical Planning Process using a Risk Management
Approach
  • Objective
  • To build capacity for integrating adaptation to
    climate change risks into the physical planning
    process, in the private sector and governments,
    using a risk management approach.
  • Status
  • A series of workshops were conducted in 2002 to
    look at risk management in the tourism,
    financial, water and agricultural sectors.
    Coming out of recommendations from these
    workshops a draft document entitled Guidelines
    on Risk Management for Climate Change in the
    Caribbean is being developed and is expected to
    be completed in March 2003.

8
Component 4 Strengthening Technical Capacity
  • Objective
  • To respond to the gaps and needs in regional and
    national technical capabilities identified in the
    first three years of the CPACC program.
  • Status
  • On-going staff training and development is taking
    place at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology
    and Hydrology (CIMH) to strengthening their
    climate change capacity
  • Eight Students from five countries are
    participating in the Masters Degree course in
    climate change at the University of West Indies

9
Component 4 Strengthening Technical Capacity
(continued)
  • Training was provided for two persons on
    statistical downscaling techniques to assist in
    the development of capability for definitive
    regional and local climate change projections.
    Preliminary climate change scenarios are expected
    to be produced by April 2003.
  • Dialogue established with SPREP and the Pacific
    Islands Climate Change Assistance Program
    (PICCAP) for collaboration on issues related to
    climate change between the Caribbean and the
    South Pacific.

10
Component 5 Integrating Adaptation Planning in
Environmental Assessment for National and
Regional Projects
  • Objective
  • To integrate adaptation planning into the
    project cycle for international and national
    development activities
  • Status
  • Collaboration is taking place with the Disaster
    Mitigation Facility of the Caribbean Development
    Bank with a view to integrating climate change
    and natural hazards considerations into the EIA
    process of the region. In addition the EIA
    process within CARICOM is under review.

11
Component 6 Implementation Strategies for
Adaptation in the Water Sector
  • Objective
  • To establish a comprehensive set of adaptation
    strategies in the water sector and the
    establishment of a pilot project in a select
    country.
  • Status
  • Guidelines for adaptation in the water sector
    have been developed. The Water Resources
    Authority, Jamaica is to undertake a pilot study
    to evaluate the guidelines and incorporate the
    new risk management guidelines being developed
    for the region.

12
Component 7 Formulation of Adaptation Strategies
to Protect Human Health
  • Objective
  • To build upon the risk management assessment in
    the health sector in Component 3 and develop a
    strategy for the protection of human health and
    the establishment of pilot projects in select
    countries.
  • Status
  • Information on health and climate variation
    relationships are being collected by CEHI, SENES,
    UWI, and CAREC with a view to developing
    adaptation strategies for public health.

13
Project 8 Adaptation Strategies for Agriculture
and Food
  • Objective
  • To develop national and regional strategies that
    will provide for food security and sustainable
    rural livelihoods in the Caribbean region.
  • Status
  • Draft document in final stages of preparation to
    include the following chapters -
  • Climate change scenarios for factors affecting
    agriculture, fisheries and imported food
  • Agriculture and fisheries in the Caribbean
  • Imported food commodities
  • Implication for food security and adaptation to
    climate change

14
Component 9 Fostering Collaboration/Cooperation
with non-CARICOM countries
  • Objective
  • To focus on the formulation of a strategic
    framework to foster closer collaboration/cooperati
    on in the implementation of climate change
    adaptation activities in CARICOM countries and
    other non-CARICOM countries in the Caribbean
    region (British, French, Latin and Dutch
    territories).
  • Status
  • There is on-going collaboration with Cuba,
    Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the areas
    of health and climate variability, downscaling of
    climate scenarios and exchange of weather related
    data.

15
GECAFS Caribbean Food Systems Project
  • Story Line 1 Local Level
  • Target Food systems in resource-poor
    communities based on fishing and locally
    produced food crops
  • Aim To reduce food system vulnerability
    especially in relation to changes in climate
    variability.
  • Story Line 2 Regional Level
  • Target Caribbean regional food provision
  • Aim To develop regional-level strategies to
    reduce the additional complication GEC would
    bring to regional food provision, given
    changing preferential export markets.

16
Collaboration between ACCC/MACC and GECAFS
  • Areas of collaboration include
  • Development of adaptation strategies and policy
    formulation in the areas of agriculture, food
    security and water resources
  • Building on the ongoing work of the ACCC and its
    continuation under the MACC program.
  • Building on links and dialogue already
    established with national and regional
    institutions (such as CIMH, CEHI, UWI, etc)
  • Downscaling of global climate models and the
    development of regional and local level scenarios
    for use in decision making and policy formulation.
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