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.

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