It is increasingly recognized that small communities are likely to be the most severely affected by climate change impacts and yet are least equipped to cope and adapt. This pilot project is designed to implement community-based projects that seek to enhance the resiliency of communities, and/or the ecosystems on which they rely, to climate change impacts. It will essentially create small-scale/policy laboratories and generate knowledge about how to achieve adaptation at the local level.
Projects will be implemented in areas that are particularly vulnerable to climate change including variability, and where there is high potential to secure global environmental benefits in the context of climate change. Lessons learned from community projects will then be leveraged to promote replication of successful community practices, and integration of lessons learned into policies that promote increased community adaptive capacity. This project will assist in responding to GEF internal needs for concrete experience with local-scale climate change adaptation, as well as the growing needs of countries for ground-level experience and clear policy lessons.
Enhanced adaptive capacity which allows communities to reduce their vulnerability to adverse impacts of future climate hazards; National policies and programmes designed that include community adaptation priorities to promote replication, up-scaling and mainstreaming of best practices derived from CBA projects; and Cooperation among member countries promoted for innovation in the design and implementation of adaptation to climate change including variability projects and policies.
- Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
- Technical Advisor, BDP/EEG
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: +1 (212) 906 6843
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC), Caribbean Community (CARICOM), World Bank, Government of Canada, Global Environment Facility, Government of United States
The objective of the Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change Project (MACC), is to facilitate an enabling environment for climate change adaptation in the Caribbean Community small islands, and coastal developing states participating in this effort.
* Component 1) Build Capacity to Assess Vulnerability and Risk Associated with Climate Change; build regional capacity to collect and analyze data, and expand the overall knowledge base on climate change impacts and associated physical, social and economic vulnerabilities.
* Component 2) Build Capacity to Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change; build in-country capacity to formulate and analyze adaptation policy options, and finalize sectoral adaptation strategies whcih will be prepared for all participating countries.
* Component 3) Build Capacity to Effectively Access and Utilize resources to Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change.
* Component 4) Public Education and Outreach; support a public education and outreach program geared towards improving decision-making, encouraging policy changes where required, strengthening information access and data resources for key stakeholders, disseminating project-generating data and information, and fostering public awareness about the potential impacts climate change.
* Component 5) Project Management; provide support to CARICOM and timely execution of the project, including project administration as well as planning, monitoring, and evaluating project activities over the duration of the project.
Build capacity to Assess Vulnerability and Risks Associated with Climate Change, Build Capacity to Reduce Vulnerability to climate Change, Build Capacity to Effectively Access and Utilize Resources to Reduce Vulnerability to Climate Change, Public Education and Outcome, Project Management.
Contact Person: Chris Neal