Climate change poses a critical challenge for Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS). Rising sea levels and sea surface temperatures, ocean acidification and more intense hurricanes and storms, and the resulting impacts on coastal and marine ecosystems, pose significant threats to communities, livelihoods and key economic sectors that depend on these ecosystems. CANARI Issue Paper No. 2 – Rising to the climate challenge: Coastal and marine resilience in the Caribbean highlights important lessons and innovations from work by the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) to build resilient coastal and marine ecosystems and livelihoods in Caribbean SIDS using a participatory and socially inclusive approach. The issue paper draws on ten years of work by CANARI and its partners across the Caribbean,
The Issue paper has been developed under the regional project ‘Powering Innovations in Civil Society and Enterprises for Sustainability in the Caribbean’ (PISCES) which is being funded by the European Union EuropeAid programme and implemented over a three-year period (2017 to 2020).
The activities highlighted in this presentation are relevant to SDGs 8, 9, 13, 14, 16
CANARI Issue Paper No. 2 – Rising to the climate challenge: Coastal and marine resilience in the Caribbean can be read below or by clicking the link here: https://canari.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CANARI-Coastal-Marine-Resilience-Issue-Paper.pdf