What it's about:
The small island states of the Caribbean are heavily exposed to the effects of climate change.
At the same time, many are highly indebted and lack the capacity to attract international funds to build adaptive capacity.
This article looks at the particular challenges Caribbean states face, what they have done to adapt to climate change, and which measures could help them to protect people's livelihoods.
Why it's noteworthy:
The Caribbean is among the most vulnerable regions to climate change.
This became particularly apparent after the most recent hurricane season, from which islands like Puerto Rico have still not recovered.
The Paris climate agreement indicates that adaptation to climate change is to be treated as a global priority. But finding the money to finance adaptation projects is notoriously difficult.
The Caribbean is therefore an interesting case study for a challenge that countries and regions around the world are facing.
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