Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation TooL (CCORAL)

Summary:

The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation TooL (CCORAL), a web-based tool designed to help decision makers in the Caribbean integrate climate  
resilience into their decision making and planning processes, has been 

Funding Source:
Department for International Development (DFID)

Pilot Programme on Integrated Adaptation Strategies in Grenada

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Government
    Summary:

    Grenada is one of two countries selected to benefit from a pilot programme being offered by Germany to cope with the effects of climate change.

    Project Status:
    UNDP Pipeline
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    Bilateral Finance
    Cofinancing Total:
    n/a

Piloting climate change adaptation to protect human health in Barbados

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health
    Summary:

    Barbados Project Objective

    To strengthen national adaptive capacity to address health issues related to climate change attributable water scarcity.

    Key Health Concerns and Vulnerability to Climate Change

    Project Components:
    1. Climate change and health early warning and planning  systems
    2. Institutional and technical capacity to manage  climate change health risks
    3. Demonstration Measures to reduce vulnerability
    4. Regional Cooperation to address climate change health risks
    Expected Outputs:

    Outcome 1: Policies and Programs are implemented to ensure health risks do not increase as a result of using treated wastewater to recharge aquifers and for irrigation.

    1. Develop Procedures and guidelines for the effective recharge of aquifers using wastewater.
    2. Develop Strategies, policies and procedures for the use of wastewater for irrigation, ensuring that the quality and safety of agriculture crops is assured.
    3. Develop guidelines and standards for the safe use of wastewater.
    4. Develop monitoring systems for using wastewater in agriculture and aquifer recharge.

    Outcome 2: Public acceptance of the use of treated wastewater for non potable use.

    1. Social Acceptance of the use of treated wastewater.

    Outcome 3: Public safely stores water to prevent the breeding of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

    1. Enhance current rainwater storage facilities for the prevention of the breeding of Aedes aegypti mosquito.
    Contacts:

    Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
    (212) 906-6843
    pradeep.kurukulasuriya@undp.org

    Country contact

    Honourable Donville O. Inniss
    Minister of Health
    Ministry of Health, Jemmotts Lane, St.Michael

    Winfred Greaves
    Project Manager
    E-mail: wagreaves@qnetlinks.net

    WHO contact

    Dr Berzabe C. Butron Riveros
    PAHO WHO Representative a.i.
    E-mail: butronbe@ecc.paho.org

    Sally Edwards
    E-mail: edwardss@ecc.paho.org

    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    Not specified
    Total Amounts:
    550,000 USD

Producing Energy Efficient Home Refrigerators Without Making Use of Ozone Depleting Substances

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    Ministry of Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration (MINVEC)
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Ministry of Foreign Investment and Economic Collaboration (MINVEC), National Union for the Manufacturing of Durables (INPUD) within the Ministry of Steel and Mechanics Industry and Electronics (SIME), Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA)
    Summary:

    This project was one of the first to combine action on climate change and ozone depletion.  It was designed to assist Cuban manufacturers to produce a range of highly efficient, low power consumption home refrigerators using substances which do not deplete the ozone layer.

    Project Components:
    • Establishment of accredited testing laboratory for design and trial of new refrigerator models.
    • Manufacturing of new energy-efficient models.
    • Training of technicians for on-going sustainable maintenance and support of the new models.
    Expected Outputs:
    • Establishment of a nationally accredited testing laboratory for refrigerators and freezers (on-going benefit of marketing services to other Cuban and regional manufacturers. 
    • Development of 3 new enerfy-efficient refrigerator models.
    • Establishment of a manufacturing line capable of producing 30,000 units per year.
    • New models result in an energy savings of 1.96kWh/day per refrigerator.
    • Resulting savings of 11.3 tons of CO2 per refrigerator over an average 15 year life span.
    • Reduce domestic refrigeration's share of national electricity use by 1/3.
    • Total estimated savings to Cuban economy from the implementation of the project through 2010 is estimated at US$6,800,000 per annum.
    • Projected production of 340,000 energy efficient refrigerators by 2015.
    • Training of 60 technicians.
    • Increase in national capacity for practical management of semi-industrial projects.
    Project Status:
    Complete
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-Trust Fund
    Cofinancing Total:
    US$6,953,000

TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Introduction of Renewable Wave Energy Technologies for the Generation of Electric Power in Small Coastal Communities in Jamaica

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency:
    United Nations Development Programme
    Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    Ministry of Energy and Mining, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy
    Summary:

    The reduction of emissions of green house gases (GHG) and relevance and importance of the introduction and use of renewable energy technologies, especially for clean electric power generation, to contribute to these reductions is common knowledge.  Within the new technologies that are being developed in the last few years for clean power generation, those based on marine renewable resources (especially wave, tidal, current) have great potential, due to its concentrated power and high predictability.

    Project Components:
    1. Wave Energy Conversion Technology Assessment
    2. Capacity Building and Training
    3. Policy and Regulatory Support
    4. Demonstration Wave Energy Pilot Projects
    5. Project management
    Expected Outputs:
    • Documented Techno-economic feasibility assessments of potential WEC application projects, and of local production of WEC components.
    • Workshop and training courses to increase technical capabilities of government agencies and targeted civil society institutions (NGOs, universities, consulting companies) developed and delivered.
    • Regulatory Framework about Wave Energy in place.  Short Term National Wave Energy Strategy defined.
    • Documented results of the implemented WEC application demos; Identified and designed other WEC application projects.
    Contacts:

    Oliver Page
    Regional Technical Advisor
    507- 3024548
    oliver.page@undp.org

    Project Status:
    PPG Approved
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    1,420,000 US$
    Total Amounts:
    2,161,400 US$

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
    Summary:

    Recurrent natural hazards destabilize the socio-economic fabric of the Caribbean region with most damaging impacts of hurricanes experienced in 2004, 2006 and 2008. At least 6,000 lives were lost, and over one million people were affected by climate related hazards in the region in 2004 alone. Comprehensive assessments of the impacts of the extraordinary active hurricane season 2004 on five Caribbean countries revealed that the damages were close to US $5.7 billion.

    Project Components:

    * Collection, validation, testing and replication of good practices in agriculture.
    * Promote close collaboration between stakeholders to promote synergies and avoid possible duplications
    * Promote and improve linkages between disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and emergency relief operations and their complementary integration into regular agricultural and rural and regional development planning
    * Enhance regional learning exchange on DRM

    Expected Outputs:

    * Establish exchange process among sectors and countries for the knowledge on DRM
    * Assess the institutional frameworks in place for DRM in agriculture within the participating countries, and compare among them, including weaknesses and strengths
    * Formulate the recommendations to further strengthen country specific and regional institutional settings for DRM in agriculture.

    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    FAO
    Cofinancing Total:
    0

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
    Summary:

    Recurrent natural hazards destabilize the socio-economic fabric of the Caribbean region with most damaging impacts of hurricanes experienced in 2004, 2006 and 2008. At least 6,000 lives were lost, and over one million people were affected by climate related hazards in the region in 2004 alone. Comprehensive assessments of the impacts of the extraordinary active hurricane season 2004 on five Caribbean countries revealed that the damages were close to US $5.7 billion.

    Project Components:

    * Collection, validation, testing and replication of good practices in agriculture.
    * Promote close collaboration between stakeholders to promote synergies and avoid possible duplications
    * Promote and improve linkages between disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and emergency relief operations and their complementary integration into regular agricultural and rural and regional development planning
    * Enhance regional learning exchange on DRM

    Expected Outputs:

    * Establish exchange process among sectors and countries for the knowledge on DRM
    * Assess the institutional frameworks in place for DRM in agriculture within the participating countries, and compare among them, including weaknesses and strengths
    * Formulate the recommendations to further strengthen country specific and regional institutional settings for DRM in agriculture.

    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    FAO
    Cofinancing Total:
    0

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
    Summary:

    Recurrent natural hazards destabilize the socio-economic fabric of the Caribbean region with most damaging impacts of hurricanes experienced in 2004, 2006 and 2008. At least 6,000 lives were lost, and over one million people were affected by climate related hazards in the region in 2004 alone. Comprehensive assessments of the impacts of the extraordinary active hurricane season 2004 on five Caribbean countries revealed that the damages were close to US $5.7 billion.

    Project Components:

    * Collection, validation, testing and replication of good practices in agriculture.
    * Promote close collaboration between stakeholders to promote synergies and avoid possible duplications
    * Promote and improve linkages between disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and emergency relief operations and their complementary integration into regular agricultural and rural and regional development planning
    * Enhance regional learning exchange on DRM

    Expected Outputs:

    * Establish exchange process among sectors and countries for the knowledge on DRM
    * Assess the institutional frameworks in place for DRM in agriculture within the participating countries, and compare among them, including weaknesses and strengths
    * Formulate the recommendations to further strengthen country specific and regional institutional settings for DRM in agriculture.

    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    FAO
    Cofinancing Total:
    0

Assistance to improve local agricultural emergency preparedness in Caribbean countries

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    FAO Food and Agriculture Organization
    Summary:

    Recurrent natural hazards destabilize the socio-economic fabric of the Caribbean region with most damaging impacts of hurricanes experienced in 2004, 2006 and 2008. At least 6,000 lives were lost, and over one million people were affected by climate related hazards in the region in 2004 alone. Comprehensive assessments of the impacts of the extraordinary active hurricane season 2004 on five Caribbean countries revealed that the damages were close to US $5.7 billion.

    Project Components:

    * Collection, validation, testing and replication of good practices in agriculture.
    * Promote close collaboration between stakeholders to promote synergies and avoid possible duplications
    * Promote and improve linkages between disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and emergency relief operations and their complementary integration into regular agricultural and rural and regional development planning
    * Enhance regional learning exchange on DRM

    Expected Outputs:

    * Establish exchange process among sectors and countries for the knowledge on DRM
    * Assess the institutional frameworks in place for DRM in agriculture within the participating countries, and compare among them, including weaknesses and strengths
    * Formulate the recommendations to further strengthen country specific and regional institutional settings for DRM in agriculture.

    Contacts:

    stephan.baas at fao.org

    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    FAO
    Cofinancing Total:
    0

Jamaica - TT-Pilot (GEF-4): Introduction of Renewable Wave Energy Technologies for the Generation of Electric Power in Small Coastal Communities in Jamaica

  • Project details

  • Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
    UNDP, Ministry of Energy and Mining, and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy
    Summary:

    The main objective of the project is the introduction of renewable wave energy in a Small Island Developing State like Jamaica for the electrification of coastal rural communities (both on and off-grid) and to contribute to lowering the risk of these communities exposure to high energy storm waves.

    Background

    Project Components:
    • 1. Wave Energy Conversion Technology Assessment
    • 2. Capacity Building and Training
    • 3. Policy and Regulatory Support
    • 4. Demonstration Wave Energy Pilot Projects
    • 5. Project management
    Expected Outputs:
    • 1. Documented Techno-economic feasibility assessments of potential WEC application projects, and of local production of WEC components.
    • 2. Workshop and training courses to increase technical capabilities of government agencies and targeted civil society institutions (NGOs, universities, consulting companies) developed and delivered.
    • 3. Regulatory Framework about Wave Energy in place. Short Term National Wave Energy Strategy defined.
    • 4. Documented results of the implemented WEC application demos; Identified and designed other WEC application projects.
    Contacts:

    UNDP Regional Technical Advisor

    Project Status:
    Under implementation
    Primary Beneficiaries:
    Local communities
    Project Details
    Funding Source:
    GEF-SCCF
    Cofinancing Total:
    $ 1,420,00
    Total Amounts:
    $ 2,161,400