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New climate programme launched for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean

Source(s):  The Daily Observer Ltd (

The Barbados-based Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH) is on Thursday launching the “Weather and Climate Ready Nation” programme for Barbados and Eastern Caribbean.

The project is being launched in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Barbados Meteorological Service (BMS), the Barbados Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) along with other national, regional and international partners

CIMH said the “Weather and Climate Ready Nation” programme, which is sponsored by the USAID/OFDA , is focused on the impacts of flash floods, coastal inundation, landslides and climate change.

The two-year, multi-agency project, which integrates aspects of the successful United States Weather Ready Nation programme, and aims to improve community, national and regional resilience to severe weather, increased climate variability and climate change by embedding targeted impacts forecasts into mitigative planning and decision-making processes.


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  • Publication date 23 Feb 2017

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