CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
Title: Pilot Project: Community action to build climate change resilience in Trinidad and Tobago.
Funded by United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Programme (UNDP GEF SGP)
Amount USD 50,000
To pilot an approach to enhance the capacity of rural communities in Trinidad and Tobago to adapt to the impacts of climate change through increased knowledge and understanding of climate change impacts and facilitating community action to develop and implement resilience-building strategies.
By piloting the development and testing of mechanisms for resilience to climate change at the community level, a necessary step will be taken in addressing present shortcomings of vulnerable communities and livelihoods. The approach will contribute to building of the knowledge base of these stakeholders and greater advocacy for policy development and advancement.
Trinidad and Tobago is a member state of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and this project is in support of the implementation programme of CARICOM’s “Regional Framework for Achieving Development Resilient to Climate Change” (2011-2021). The project fits the Global Strategic Framework and Trinidad and Tobago Country Programme Strategy, serving as a demonstration and capacity development project, designed as a pilot project, the results of which are to be documented and shared with similar communities in which adaptation strategies are needed. It will contribute to the bank of knowledge on this area of global concern and adaptation strategies.
To increase the resilience of livelihoods in rural communities in Trinidad and Tobago to the impacts of climate change
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For more information, contact: Nicole Leotaud – [email protected]