Grenada is a small island developing state (SIDS) characterized by a finite natural resource base, limited human and technical capacity and fragile ecosystems. Grenada has been identified as a “hotspot” where changing weather and climate patterns are likely to be significant in the next few years. For a nation that is already susceptible to natural hazards, including hurricanes and other extreme weather events, climate change threatens to exacerbate the island-nation’s risk.
Grenada will use resources provided under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to support the government’s priorities of addressing the challenges of climate change. Through a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) Grenada will strengthen its institutions and human capacity and better integrate natural hazard and climate risk considerations into planning processes.
The SPCR proposes strategic investments and technical assistance activities that will complement other development planning activities in the country.
Investments under the SPCR will benefit the population of Grenada by reducing climate risk through the climate proofing of key infrastructure and more effective natural resource management.