It is a terrible irony that although the small island and coastal states of the Caribbean contribute very little to greenhouse gas emissions, size, geographical location, topography and heavy reliance on natural resources make Caribbean countries particularly vulnerable to climate change, including more intense storm systems, extensive droughts, and rising sea levels.

And it’s an added irony that up to about eight years ago Caribbean countries, simply because of their size, did not have enough access to localized climate information and data needed to inform planning and decision making. Climate models produced globally did not provide data at the scale of the Caribbean’s territories.