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A climate-economy policy model for Barbados

Source(s):  Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

Small island developing states have long managed to respond nimbly in the face of continual change — a challenge that will be magnified by climate change. In this study, the authors present a model that can help inform responses to future climate impacts.

Small island developing states (SIDS), such as Barbados, must continually adapt in the face of uncertain external drivers. These include demand for exports, tourism demand, and extreme weather events. Climate change introduces further uncertainty into the external drivers.

To address the challenge, this study presents a policy-oriented simulation model that builds upon prior work by the authors and their collaborators. Intended for policy analysis, it follows a robust decision making (RDM) philosophy of identifying policies that lead to positive outcomes across a wide range of external changes.

While the model can benefit from further development, it illustrates the importance for SIDS of incorporating climate change into national planning. Even without climate change, normal variation in export and tourism demand drive divergent trajectories for the economy and external debt. With climate change, increasing storm damage adds to external debt as the loss of productive capital and need to rebuild drives imports.



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  • A climate-economy policy model for Barbados
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Kemp-Benedict, Eric; Drakes, Crystal; Canales, Nella
  • Number of pages 20 p.

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