Caribbean Climate Science Series

Caribbean Science Series Vol. 1
Climate Change

The University of the West Indies, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) have collaborated to launch the Caribbean Science Series, an initiative to improve science-based policymaking related to climate change in the Caribbean:

The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are looking to improve access to climate change research that can, among other things, inform policymaking in the region.

This, with a new publication called the Caribbean Science Series, launched in Jamaica recently to showcase a variety of scientific papers that cover diverse climate change-related themes, many of which feature scenarios of a higher than 1.5 degrees Celsius increase in temperature.

“The CDB (beginning in 2016) sponsored Caribbean scientists to do science in support of the SIDS (small-island developing states) 1.5 global call. The Caribbean scientists targeted a number of scientific papers covering various themes – changes in Caribbean climate; energy; agriculture; water; economic damage, etc – at 1.5 or higher global warming,” revealed Professor Michael Taylor, co-director of the Climate Studies Group Mona.

“The question posed was how to make the information in the papers accessible to the ordinary man and to regional policymakers. The result was the Caribbean Science Series.”


See the original report from the Jamaica Gleaner.  You can download Volume 1 of the Caribbean Science Series from the CCCCC website.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Grenada climate-smart agriculture bootcamp. Image: via Caribbean Development Bank
Youth attend CDB-funded bootcamp on climate-smart agriculture in Grenada

Thirty young Grenadians recently participated in a bootcamp designed to position them to be pioneers in climate-smart agriculture: The youth participants, who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, are the newest cohort in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Vybzing Youth Outreach Programme, which is being held under …

Blue Mountains, Jamaica. Image: Liam Byrnes.
Climate Change
Caribbean countries are accessing climate finance with support from the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth’s Climate Finance Access Hub is helping to improve Caribbean countries’ access to climate finance. In Barbados: The Commonwealth is providing Barbados technical assistance to strengthen its access to climate finance by designing six projects ranging in value from US$90,000 to 10,000,000. The projects are being prepared by the …

Professor Mark Pelling. Image: via
Climate Change
Event: 19th Annual Willam G. Demas Memorial Lecture – From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction

At the Caribbean Development Bank’s 2018 Board of Governors’ Meeting, Professor Mark Pelling will speak on the topic “From Social Resilience to Survivor-Led Reconstruction”: The social impact of natural disasters will come into focus when Professor Mark Pelling of King’s College London delivers the 19th William G. Demas Memorial Lecture …