Home to 170,000 people, the small island nation of St. Lucia has seen its substantial socio-economic growth threatened by the devastating effects of increasingly frequent extreme weather. St. Lucia is working with other Caribbean nations to formulate long-term planning for climate resilience.
Source: World Bank
St. Lucia is one of six Caribbean island nations participating in a regional PPCR program to enhance climate data and sharing for improved resilience and disaster risk management. Under the PPCR, St. Lucia has designed its own strategic program for climate resilience to support mainstreaming climate change in national development planning and decision-making.
It is also focusing $27 million from the PPCR on efforts to reduce nationwide vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts. Activities include climate proofing infrastructure against floods and landslides, improving application of disaster and climate risk information, and establishing a climate adaptation financing facility for pre-emptive investments, and an emergency fund for post-disaster support.
In 2010, Hurricane Tomas caused $336 million in damages and losses
|NAME||FUND||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||COFINANCING (USD MILLION)||MDB|
|Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 27||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 41||MDBIBRD|
|Renewable Energy Sector Development Project||FUNDClean Technology Fund||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 8.57||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||MDBIBRD|
|Supporting climate resilient investments in the agricultural sector in Saint Lucia||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 0.8||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||MDBIDB|
The CIF programmatic approach to investment planning and implementation brings strategic value to CIF recipient countries. Working through a transparent, country-led process, the CIF fosters trust and collaboration among government ministries, civil society, indigenous peoples, private sector, and the MDBs that implement CIF funding. Together they translate Nationally Determined Contributions and other national development and climate strategies into an actionable CIF investment plan. Rather than one-off projects, the plan comprises long-term, sequenced investments that mutually reinforce each other and link to other critical activities, such as policy and regulatory reform and capacity building. Under national government leadership, CIF stakeholders continue to work together to implement the plan, continually assessing progress and sharing lessons learned along the way.