ECLAC to study economics of climate change in the Caribbean

A review of the economics of climate change in the Caribbean will be the subject of a study to be undertaken by ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for the Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago (ECLAC-POS) and funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).

The project consists of three phases, the first of which establishes the scope and feasibility of carrying out a study on the costs and benefits of taking action on climate change adaptation and the cost effectiveness of mitigation in the Caribbean compared to a “business as usual” scenario. This phase is also aimed at supporting initial actions to alert policy makers and key influencing various constituencies in the Caribbean to the urgency of the climate change challenge.

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