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Enhancing Capacity for Adaptation to Climate Change (ECACC) in the UK Caribbean Overseas Territories Project

Main objective of the ECACC project was to support efforts by the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOT) in the Caribbean to adapt to climate change and climate variability within the context of sustainable development.

The identified UKOTs are Anguilla, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands (CI), Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

This project was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and was implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The project started in April 2007 and ended in 2011.

The objective of the project was successfully achieved including:

(1) Establishment of National Climate Change Committees in each of the Overseas Territories (Anguila, British Virgin Island, Cayman, Montserrat and Turks and Caicos),

(2) Development of public education and outreach (PEO) programmes in each OT that have been implemented,

(3) Completion of their Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) using the methodology developed under the MACC Project, and

(4) Development of climate change policy document for each

The Project will allow participating territories to have enhanced capacity to benefit from regional climate change adaptation programmes and will have initiated the integration of the outputs of these into national development planning processes.

Through the CCCCC, the territories will also benefit from its growing links with international institutions involved with climate change research, including those in the UK. It is expected that the engagement of the CCCCC in the UK Overseas Territories will enhance the rationale for the further development of the CCCCC's links with the Hadley Centre, the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and the UK Climate Impacts Programme.

Selected project reports and products

  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Cayman Islands

Hurlston-McKenzie, L., Olynik, J., Montoya Correa, J. Grant, L. (2011): Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment of the Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise Impacts on The Cayman Islands` Tourism Sector, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Adaptation Strategies / Green papers
  • Anguilla

Government of Anguilla (2011): Green paper: a working document to assist with the formulation of a Climate Change Strategy for Anguilla. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • British Virgin Islands

Burnett Penn, A. (2010): The Virgin Islands: Climate Change Green Paper. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Burnett Penn, A. (2010): The Virgin Islands Green Paper: A Snapshot. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

de Berdt Romilly, G., Burnett Penn, A., Lettsome, B. (2011): Sustainable Climate Change Financing for Climate Change in the British Virgin Islands. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Cayman Islands

Department of Environment, Cayman Islands (2011): Climate Change Issues for the Cayman Islands: Towards a Climate Change Policy. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Montserrat
Gray, G. and Montserrat Ministry of Agriculture, Land, Housing and the Environment (2010): Montserrat Climate Change Issues Paper: Towards the Formulation of a National Climate Change (Adaptation) Policy and Action Plan. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize
  • Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos Islands Climate Change Committee (2011): Turks and Caicos Islands: Climate Change Green Paper. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Climate Change Policy Drafts
  • Anguilla

Government of Anguilla (2011): Transforming to a climate-resilient, energy, efficient and lowcarbon Economy: Anguilla`s Climate Change Policy (draft). Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • British Virgin Islands

Government of The Virgin Islands (2011): The Virgin Islands` Climate Change Policy: Achieving Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Development. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Cayman Islands

National Climate Change Comittee (2011): Achieving Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Development: Cayman Islands` Climate Change Policy (Final Draft), Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

National Climate Change Comittee (2011): Achieving Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Development: Cayman Islands` Climate Change Policy (Executive Summary), Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Montserrat

Montserrat Ministry of Agriculture, Land, Housing and the Environment (2011): Transforming to a Climate-Resilient and Low Carbon Economy - Montserrat`s Climate Change Policy (Draft). Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos Islands Climate Change Committee (2011): Draft Climate Change Policy of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Coral Reef Monitoring

Creary, M. (2011): Assessment of the Reef Monitoring Systems for the British Virgin Islands and Turks & Caicos Islands. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Anguilla

Public Awareness Web Page

  • British Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands Conservation and Fisheries Department (2009): Report on Climate Change Education Activities (May – June 2009). Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Public Awareness Web Page

  • Cayman Islands

Public Awareness Web Page I
Public Awareness Web Page II

  • Montserrat

Newspaper Coverage

Brochure on Climate Change

  • Other Technical Reports

Burnett Penn, A. (2010): The Virgin Islands Implementation of the Enhancing Capacity for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories (ECACC) Project - Report to the Virgin Islands London Office. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Burnett Penn, A. (2011): Position Paper - The Caribbean Overseas Territories Declaration on Climate Change. Technical Report 5C/ECACC-10-10-1. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize



 

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