This policy brief introduces the CARibbean Weather Impacts Group (CARIWIG) datasets and visualisation tools and provides examples of how they have been applied through real-world case studies in the Caribbean. It also provides decision-makers with the tools necessary to make effective climate decisions in the face of uncertainty. To build resilience, decision-makers can benefit from access to appropriate climate change data that are specific to their geographical location and relevant to their planning horizons.
CARIWIG tools covered by this policy brief include:
- Historical climate data from a network of weather stations across the region;
- Regional climate change projections provided at a resolution relevant for decision-makers at the national level in Caribbean countries;
- Projections of how the climate may affect local weather at specific locations across the Caribbean region;
- Simulations of historical tropical storms along user-defined paths.10 5. The Caribbean Assessment of Regional Drought (CARiDRO) tool;
- The Caribbean Assessment of Regional Drought (CARiDRO) tool.