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Crisis Response
and Resilience

The vulnerability of SIDS

As with all Small Island Developing States (SIDS) - Caribbean islands are particularly vulnerable to the projected impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, changing rainfall and storm patterns, hurricanes of increasing intensity, loss of habitats, property and livelihoods, and loss of agricultural land.

Building Caribbean capacity and resilience

UNDP’s disaster risk reduction efforts support development in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Paris Climate Agreement. We work with Caribbean governments and other partners, to strengthen national policies and legislative and institutional frameworks for greater coherence of disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation efforts. We support the transition to renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels; and the education of a new generation of environmental advocates, scientists and engineers to bolster national and regional capacity and the long-term resilience of Small Island Developing States.

Publications and Initiatives

COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy Documents Series
Aruba, EU and UNDP partner to build STEM capacity of Small Island Developing States
In Pursuit of Resilience
Towards Human Resilience: Sustaining MDG Progress in an Age of Economic Uncertainty

US$22 billion+

annually by 2050 - is the projected cost of inaction towards addressing climate change in the Caribbean

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