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Climate risk management tools like CCORAL with cross-sectorial applicability are crucial elements of the region’s emerging strong early action framework for building climate resilience and advancing our development objectives. Dr Ulric Trotz, Deputy Director and Science Advisor Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

This year, CDKN celebrates seven years of working to support research, planning and climate risk management in the Caribbean region, in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) and others. Our goal has been to support the common regional agenda for climate action by strengthening the evidence base for climate compatible development, regional leadership on climate issues, the application of risk-based decision support tools and ultimately the climate-proofing of infrastructure investments. Collaboration with the 5Cs has been fundamental to our work programme, as this Belize-based institution is mandated to provide climate-related policy advice to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states and the UK’s Caribbean Overseas Territories. 5Cs is also a clearing house for regional climate change data and documentation. The foundations for Caribbean countries’ regional approach to climate action lie in the Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change – agreed in 2009. A far-reaching and cutting-edge Implementation Plan (IP), completed in 2012 with CDKN support, aims to put the framework into practice.

CDKN’s Caribbean Programme has been built around the priorities identified in the IP. We have supported the introduction of international expertise to the 5Cs’ planning and programming, and we supported the 5Cs to create a communications strategy in order to strengthen its visibility and participate in international events. We funded a project to increase Caribbean governments’ leadership in global climate negotiations. Explore these initiatives and more in the resources, news and feature stories below.

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