This project is a part of the overall European Union Global Climate Change Alliance (EU GCCA) Caribbean Support Project, which is being executed by the CCCCC. The EU GCCA Project aims to assist participating countries to develop the capacity to design and implement climate change adaptation policies and measures. It seeks, among other things, to incorporate and mainstream climate change adaptation issues into the national development and planning processes and mechanisms in order to enhance the economic and social development of the individual participating countries in particular, and the Caribbean as a whole.
The project has two main objectives:
- To conduct an impact assessment of climate change and climate variability on the tourism sector in Saint Lucia and using the report generated to prepare a National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (NASAP) for the sector; and
- To facilitate buy-in and foster ownership of the NASAP by key stakeholders, through a collaborative and consultative process.
The impact assessment examines a way forward for the tourism sector, in light of climate change impacts and provided critical inputs for the development of the National Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. The NASAP is expected to build on past and current initiatives and chart the way forward for the tourism sector viz-a-viz climate change, in key areas, including water, coastal/marine, physical planning, health, food security, etc.