Climate Change Adaptation Program (CCAP)
This project recognises that for climate change impacts to be sustainably addressed within the Caribbean region, the region requires a cohesive system that is able to produce climate change data, incorporate this data into decision-making at various levels, design and implement innovative sub-activities that will be replicated where necessary, and generate financing for scaling-up and replication beyond the scope of this and other projects. The need for integration of these functions is critical since each reinforces, supports, and is complementary to the other. The CCAP will implement activities under three technical components as follows:
Component 1: Climate data and information used in decision-making:
the establishment of national data nodes, including the procurement of equipment, training and capacity building to centralise the location of environmental and climate-related data and information for easy access and management;
an assessment of the status of hydro-meteorological stations and followed by procurement and installation of new and replacement stations;
an assessment of the status of Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) stations, followed by procurement and installation of new CREWS and the upgrading of existing stations;
the use of satellite images combined with GIS tools and use of LIDAR systems to generate coastal bathymetric and topographic data and information to assist countries with decision-making;
the upgrade and expansion of data processing, management, and storage facilities at regional institutes such as CIMH and CCCCC; and
training and capacity building for national technicians and experts in the use of decision-making tools to support the incorporation of risk and hazard assessments in the planning and decision-making process.
Component 2: Innovative adaption approaches to demonstrate proof of concept necessary to secure international financing:
identification and testing of the feasibility of innovative adaptation initiatives where countries will be provided financial support to develop and implement adaptation projects with some projects being up-scaled for funding under the Green Climate Fund (GCF);
training and capacity building provided to allow countries to become ready to access resources to the GCF; and
innovative adaptation approaches documented and shared within the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region and elsewhere.
Component 3: Climate financing for scale-up and replication of cost effective, sustainable adaption initiative secure.
establishment of a Project Development Facility at the CCCCC to assist countries to prepare, submit, and secure financing through various climate financing modalities; and,
ESC countries empowered to access climate financing.
Donor: the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Grant amount: USD 25.6 million
Duration: July 2016 to September 2020
Target countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
Executed/Implemented by: Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC)
To strengthen an integrated system for the implementation and financing of sustainable adaptation approaches in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean.
To reduce risks to human and natural assets resulting from climate change vulnerability.