- Documents and publications
Quantification and magnitude of losses and damages resulting from the impacts of climate change: modelling the transformational impacts and costs of sea level rise in the Caribbean
This report provides an overview for all CARICOM member states of the risks from climate change and includes a section on the common threats of climate change for Pacific island countries. It focuses on: (i) climate change projections for the Caribbean region under +1.5°and +2°C global warming scenarios; (ii) the implications of ice sheet melt for global sea level rise (SLR); (iii) the projections and implications of SLR for the Caribbean region; and (iv) an evaluation of the differential impacts of +1.5°and +2°C on coral reefs, water resources and agriculture in the Caribbean, with additional analysis for the Pacific islands.
It provides the first thorough assessment of the consequences of projected SLR and storm surge leading to coastal inundation (+1m to +6m) for the people and economies of the 15 CARICOM nations, gives an overview of the impacts of climate change in the Caribbean region and Pacific islands, and provides recommendations for urgent future work required to enable adaptation to climate change.