Enhancing Caribbean Civil Society’s Access and Readiness for Climate Finance: Scoping Report

As small island developing states, Caribbean countries are disproportionately vulnerable to climate risks that can instantly erase years—if not decades—of development gains. There is broad recognition across the region that governments will not be able to face these challenges alone. For effective, successful climate action to happen, governments will need help and support from several other stakeholder groups, including local communities, the private sector, international partners and, crucially, civil society organizations (CSOs). This scoping report has been developed to better understand the role of CSOs in climate action and their level of access to climate finance in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region.

By Alec Crawford, Frances Fuller, Ainka Granderson, Christian Ledwell, Nicole Leotaud, Rachel Pham, Raghuveer Vyas on October 30, 2021

This scoping report was commissioned under the project, Enhancing Caribbean Civil Society’s Access and Readiness for Climate Finance. The project is being implemented by national designated authorities (NDAs) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) across seven Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, including Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Suriname. The Climate Change Division, Ministry of Housing, Urban Renewal, Environment and Climate Change in Jamaica is the lead NDA. The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) is the implementing entity. The project is funded by the GCF’s Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme.

Report details

Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change Mitigation
Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI)
Government of Antigua and Barbuda, Government of Belize, Government of Grenada, Government of Jamaica, Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Government of Saint Lucia, and Government of Suriname, 2021