Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is an archipelago of approximately 32 islands and Cays. The majority of the critical infrastructure and population of about 100,000 are located on or near the coast. The vulnerable coastlines of this Small-Island Developing State (SID) are particularly vulnerable to increased climate variability and change.
The projected increase in severity and frequency of tropical storms, and the concurrent wave surge, driven by climate change would subject coastal residents and businesses to substantial loss or damage.
…the number of qualified forecasters in the Meteorological Office
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is using resources from Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) to implement a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR). This strategic program will allow SVG to close knowledge gaps, build-up lagging technical capacity, and strengthen institutional ability to facilitate climate resilience measures.
The SPCR was designed by the government and key stakeholders based on enhancing four key pillars: physical infrastructure; natural ecosystems; regulatory and legislative tools; and knowledge management.