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Published: 2010

Enhancing the climate risk and adaptation fact base for the Caribbean ... preliminary results of the ECA study

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The impacts of climate change in the form of phenomena such as sea level rise and intensified natural disasters weigh heavily on the developing economies of the Caribbean. The key to reducing the scope and severity of losses lies in proper adaptation planning. These preliminary results from eight Caribbean territories demonstrate first-hand how adaptation implementation measures can be executed. All adaptation measures discussed focus on two major components: that of risk mitigation and risk transfer. These components, especially the latter, have been proven to be highly effective in terms of cost savings and represent the core of the Enhancing Climate Adaptation (ECA) study.
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