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Special Program on Adaptation to Climate Change (SPACC)

On October 3, 2006, a Grant Agreement (GEF Trust Fund Grant Number TF056744) for $2.1 Million United States Dollars (USD) was signed between the World Bank, acting as the implementing agency for the Global Environment Fund (GEF), and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), acting as the executing agency, for the implementation of the Special Programme for Adaptation to Climate Change: Implementation of Adaptation Measures in Coastal Zones (SPACC) Project. The four-year project became effective on 1 February 2007 and will be completed by 31 January 2011.

The main objective of the project is to support efforts by Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to implement specific (integrated) pilot adaptation measures addressing the impacts of climate change on the natural resource base of the region, focused on biodiversity and land degradation along coastal and near-coastal areas.

The objective of the project will be achieved through: (i) the detailed design of pilot adaptation measures to reduce expected negative impacts of climate change on marine and terrestrial biodiversity and land degradation; and (ii) the implementation of pilot adaptation investments. Reducing these impacts will primarily result in protection of biodiversity and prevention of land degradation but will also induce economic benefits in the tourism, fisheries, agriculture and forestry sectors, help maintain the resource base upon which these economic activities rely and promote climate resilient sustainable development. More importantly, the experience gained through these local level activities will assist and inform the policy decision making process and is expected to influence the enactment of climate resilient sustainable development policies.

The project also seeks to produce knowledge of global value on how to implement adaptation measures in small island states that can be applied in other countries in the region, not participating in the project and even for islands in other regions of the world. The value of these early lessons will make the GEF resources applied, more cost-effective in the medium term.

The project complements the goals of the Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change in the Caribbean (MACC) Project and applies the lessons and information gathered through the Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change (CPACC) project by piloting the implementation of adaptation measures in countries that have already taken mainstreaming decisions and seek to execute specific measures to address the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and land degradation.

Selected project reports and products

Brochure

Brochure about the SPACC Project

Commonwealth of Dominica

Homer, Floyd, 2009: Developing Pilot Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Dominica: Report on the Technical Forum on Climate Change - Special Programme for Adaptation to Climate Change Project (SPACC). Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Boyce, Shawn A., 2010: Assessment of Hydro-Meteorological Sensors to support Dominica's National Park Management. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Boyce, Shawn A., 2010: Data Collection and Management Strategy for the Commonwealth of Dominica. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Edwards, Marie-José, 2011: Management Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change Annex - the Morne Diablotin National Park and Marne Trois Pitons National Park World Heritage Site. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Edwards, Marie-José, 2011: Design of Buffer Zones for the Morne Diablotin National Park and Morne Trois Pitons National Park. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Edwards, Marie-José, 2011: Morne Diablotin National Park - Improved Management Plan 2011 -2016. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Edwards, Marie-José, 2011: Morne Trois Pitons National Park World Heritage Site - Improved Management Plan. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Thomas, Margot, 2011: Library Catalogue Database Project - Commonwealth of Dominica. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize 

  • Milton: construction of an irrigation system

Enviroplus Consulting Inc., 2011: Milton Pilot Irrigation Project, Design Report. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Enviroplus Consulting Inc., 2011: Feasibility Report for Milton Pilot Irrigation Project. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Edwards, Marie-José, 2012: Environmental Impact Assessment Milton Pilot Irrigation Scheme. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize


St. Lucia

P. J. Vickery, 2008: The Impact of Climate Change on Design Windspeeds in St. Lucia, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

King-Joseph, Alison, 2011: Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Construction of Rainwater Harvesting and Waste Water Recycling Facility at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Louis, Egbert, 2011: Environmental Management Plan for the Civil Works to Retrofit the Marchand Community Centre in Castries, Saint Lucia under the SPACC Project, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

St. Vincent

  • Bequia: construction of a carbon neutral desalination plant

Green, Earl, 2012: Implementation of adaptation measures to address the absence of fresh water and coastal vulnerabilities in Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Technical Note. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Output statistics of Photovoltaic System. Web Link, last accessed 15th May 2012

Environmental Assessment Team (Bequia), 2011: Environmental Impact Assessment of the Installation of a Photovoltaic Solar Powered Salt Water Reverse Osmosis Plant at Paget Farm Bequia. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize

Other reports published by the project


Tony Gibbs, 2008: Engineering Guidelines for Incorporating Climate Change into the Determination of Wind Forces on Buildings and Other Structures. Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, Belmopan, Belize


 

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