Small island nation Dominica is on the frontlines of climate change. As sea level rise and extreme weather threaten its entire population, Dominica sees climate change as an urgent and far-reaching development issue, not just an environmental concern.
Source: World Bank
Dominica 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. Dominica has designed its own strategic program for climate resilience under the PPCR, a process that has led to the development of Dominica’s Low Carbon Climate Resilient Development Strategy. It articulates, for the first time, a strategic
vision with clearly defined goals and activities for mainstreaming climate change within the national development planning process. Dominica is also pinpointing $21 million from the PPCR to reduce nationwide vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts, such as flooding and landslides, through infrastructure improvement and updated data collection and monitoring systems.
The island’s volcanic natural history, together with dense forests and abundant natural lakes and waterfalls, provide the basis for a growing eco-tourism industry
|NAME||FUND||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||COFINANCING (USD MILLION)||MDB|
|Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP)||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 21.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 18.50||MDBIBRD|
|DPSP II: Geothermal Risk Mitigation||FUNDClean Technology Fund||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 9.95||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 35.50||MDBIBRD|
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.