Small island nation St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) recognizes adaptation to climate change is fundamental to its development. Unpredictable and extreme weather compound challenges of food and water security, coastal zone management, and overall environmental degradation.
Source: World Bank
SVG 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. SVG has designed its own strategic program for climate resilience under the PPCR to support mainstreaming climate change in national development planning and decision-making.
It is also focusing $15 million from the PPCR on efforts to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts. A broad spectrum of activities is being piloted in two watersheds and one island to be replicated nationwide. Focus is on enhancing physical infrastructure, natural ecosystems, information management, regulatory and legislative tools, and public awareness.
Most of the population and critical infrastructure are on or near the coast
|NAME||FUND||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||COFINANCING (USD MILLION)||MDB|
|Disaster Vulnerability and Climate Risk Reduction||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION) 15.00||FUNDING (USD MILLION) 12.92||MDBIBRD|
|Disaster Vulnerability and Climate Risk Reduction / Additional Financing to the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (RDVRP)||FUNDPilot Program for Climate Resilience||COFINANCING (USD MILLION)||FUNDING (USD MILLION)||MDBIBRD|
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