There are seven (7)
principal objectives they are as follows:
To successfully model and predict the changes in climate as they
affect key socio-economic sectors in the Caribbean on a regional, national
and local scale.
To assess the vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of
key socio-economic sectors in the Caribbean to climate change.
To thoroughly assess and evaluate the impacts of climate change on
livelihoods in vulnerable economies, small island states and less
developed countries in the Caribbean on a sectoral basis including:
Water Quality and Availability;
Energy Supply and Distribution (Regional,
Marine and Terrestrial Biodiversity, and
Sustainable Tourism (at all scales);
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Security;
Infrastructure and Settlements (inc. integrated
coastal zone management);
Natural Hazard and Disaster Risk Management
Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion (inc.
costing losses and damages);
Gender and Development
To address international, national, regional and local policy
by conducting socio-economic analyses of the costs and risks of climate
change and evaluating losses and damages in the Caribbean.
To provide and implement effective and practical adaptation and
mitigation strategies for key socio-economic sectors in the Caribbean to
enable the development of regional, local and national policy and enhanced
resilience based around the sectors identified in Objective 3.
To build capacity (technical, human, physical, financial and
institutional) and support the transition of the Caribbean to a green
economy through climate compatible development.
To design, support and implement sectoral based capacity building
activities for government, community and private sector stakeholders including
outreach, education and communication.
Climate Change & Livelihoods: a sectoral approach to vulnerability and resilience Water, Energy, Biodiversity, Tourism, Agriculture, Human Health, Infrastructure and Settlement, Gender, Comprehensive Disaster Management