Welcome to SIDSport-ClimateAdapt
This web-based platform showcases the activities, findings and outputs of the UN Development Account project “Climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure in the Caribbean: enhancing the adaptive capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (UNDA 1415O)” which was implemented by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in collaboration with a range of partners, including UNECLAC, UNDP, UNEP, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, OECS Commission, as well as the ECJRC and international and regional academic experts, among others.
Drawing on earlier related work by UNCTAD, the project was initiated with the aim to strengthen the capacity of policy makers, transport planners and transport infrastructure managers in SIDS to (a) understand climate change impacts on coastal transport infrastructure, in particular seaports and airports, and (b) take appropriate adaptation response measures.
Key project deliverables include national case studies focusing on two vulnerable SIDS in the Caribbean (Jamaica and Saint Lucia) as well as a transferable methodology for assessing climate-related impacts and adaptation options for coastal transport infrastructure in SIDS. The case studies and methodology were reviewed and refined at a technical expert meeting and were presented and discussed at national and regional capacity-building workshops. All documentation, in particular the national case studies (Jamaica and Saint Lucia), the methodology and useful tools and guidance material, as well as related relevant information on the topic of climate change adaptation for coastal transportation infrastructure is presented.
This platform is intended to facilitate information sharing, communication and dialogue among relevant stakeholders and interested parties. Experts and interested parties are invited to subscribe on the forum and share additional material of relevance.
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