The caribbean energy sector – A new narrative for ambition
This overview brief is based on findings developed by Factor for the Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA) in 2018. Central parts of this project entailed the conceptualization of a theoretical model that is able to explain mitigation and adaptation linkages. The energy sector of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) was chosen as an example to study the practical applicability of the model’s assumptions and predictions.
Th key points of the brief are:
- Adaptation and mitigation action represent two sides of the same coin when climate action is aimed at resilience building.
- The Paris Agreement’s capability to reflect and incentivise the exploration of synergies is limited.
- Innovative ideas, such as the SunSmart Emergency Shelter Programme, showcase the interdependence of adaptation and mitigation action, and that effective and efficient outcomes are reached only through joint objectives or synergetic approaches.