The aim of this Climate Change Adaptation Policy (CCAP) is to foster and guide a national process of addressing the short, medium and long term effects of climate change in a co-ordinated, holistic and participatory manner in order to ensure that, to the greatest extent possible, the quality of life of the people of Saint Lucia, and opportunities for sustainable development, are not compromised.
The CCAP provides a framework for addressing the impacts of climate change, in an integrated manner, across all key sectors. It also takes into account the fact that successfully adapting to climate change involves three interconnected processes, namely:
- Adaptation Facilitation, which entails creating the appropriate policy, legislative and institutional environment;
- Adaptation Financing, which involves putting in place measures to ensure adequate and predictable financial flows; and
- Adaptation Implementation, which entails taking concrete actions on the ground to prepare for or respond to the impacts of climate change.