Results & Knowledge
Facts and Information Sheets
Fact Sheet on the PPCR in the Caribbean
Climate Resilient Community Water Systems
Longer dry seasons and severe droughts are just two impacts of climate change which are affecting communities across the globe. The PPCR is working to build climate resilient community water systems around the world. This infographic, produced by the PPCR Learning Partner, illustrates the advantages of small-scale, decentralized solutions for water resource management in the face of a changing climate.
Caribbean PPCR Fact Sheet
Fact sheet outlines the Caribbean’s vulnerability to climate change and the expected impacts of the PPCR investments aimed at building the region’s climate resilience.
The Fisheries Early Warning and Emergency Response (FEWER) System
Climate change means the possibility of stronger storm systems and less predictable weather patterns which pose serious risks for our small-scale fishermen and women in the Caribbean. Learn more about FEWER -an early warning system developed under the Regional Track of the PPCR in the Caribbean in partnership with the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) to help fishers in the Eastern Caribbean cope with these challenges.
The Fisheries Early Warning and Emergency Response (FEWER) System is a set of tools linking small-scale fishers with each other and with agencies that play critical roles in disaster risk management. The tools are a mobile application (app) and a web-based administrators’ dashboard. Using their smartphones, fishers in Dominica, St Vincent and Grenada, now have access to new tool that can reduce their risks from natural hazards associated with weather (short term) and climate (long-term) through improved information and communications on issues of particular concern to fishers, and to do so within the national DRM framework.
Technical Publications and Reports
As a part of its efforts to improve climate data in the region, the Regional Track PPCR project has supported the acquisition of a high-performance computer system that will provide regional and country-level climate projection models and high-resolution maps for the Caribbean. The system -Scientific Platform for Applied Research and Knowledge Sharing (SPARKS) -is housed at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI), Mona campus.
The UWI Climate Studies Group is the co-implementing partner working on the project component which will improve the availability of downscaled future climate projections for the region to support adaptation planning, decision making and sectoral modeling and projections.
This short video, produced for the launch of SPARKS, explains why the system is so important for the Caribbean.
State of the Jamaican Climate 2015.Information for Resilience Building.Summary for Policy Makers.
The Planning Institute of Jamaica. 2017.ISBN/ISSN978-976-8103-72-7
The State of the Climate Jamaica 2015 provides a comprehensive but concise overview of what is known about Jamaica’s climate from a survey of available literature complemented by data analysis. The full document is intended as a first (but not last) reference point for Jamaican climate information, particularly for decision-makers. The document was produced by the University of the West Indies’ Climate Studies Group Mona, under the PPPCR’s Improving Climate Data and Information Management Project in Jamaica.
Case Study: Building Resilience via Decentralised Water Resource Management in the Caribbean
The case studies presented here, provide some examples of how PPCR countries in the Caribbean are working towards improved resilience of the water sector through decentralized solutions. Findings indicate that decentralized solutions for water supply, such as rainwater harvesting, community-level storage, and small-scale desalination, present opportunities for resilience building in communities that are some of the most vulnerable to climate change. The Regional Track of the PPCR in the Caribbean will be working to improve rainwater harvesting and to provide solutions to three water-stressed communities in the region.
Micro Finance for Climate Resilience and Adaptation.A PPCR Research Brief
This research brief uses a case study approach to document best practice and innovation on climate directed microfinance mechanisms that have arisen from a variety of variety of Pilot Project for Climate Resilience (PPCR) funded country interventions. These range from Tajikistan, Mozambique