Managing Adaptation to Environmental Change in Coastal Communities: Canada and the Caribbean - CLME+ HUB

C-CHANGE    Managing Adaptation to Environmental Change in Coastal Communities: Canada and the Caribbean

Brief Description:
The project develops local community capacity designed to close the gaps between ongoing and anticipated environmental change, and the urgent need for coastal communities to foster and maintain their physical, economic, cultural, and social well-being.聽 C-Change seeks to enhance community resilience through improved planning for adaptation. This may require mobilizing new knowledge and the development of new policy and management measures consistent with established local context and strategic planning.聽 The focus is on immediate and downstream consequences to coastal communities of the insidious effects of sea level rise and the potential catastrophic impacts of extreme weather events.聽 C-Change acknowledges that capacity for planning adaptation and emergency preparedness must be integrated within the local context of the community using available scientific, management, and institutional governance arrangements. This project links community members and university researchers from Canada and the Caribbean region in support of applied research on coastal adaptation to environmental change from the impacts of storms and sea-level rise on susceptible coastal communities.

El proyecto desarrolla las capacidades de comunidades para cerrar las brechas entre el cambio ambiental actual y anticipado, y la necesidad urgente para que las comunidades costeras fomenten y mantengan su bienestar f铆sico, econ贸mico, cultural y social. C-Change busca mejorar la resiliencia de la comunidad a trav茅s de una mejor planificaci贸n para la adaptaci贸n. Esto puede requerir la movilizaci贸n de nuevos conocimientos y el desarrollo de nuevas pol铆ticas y medidas de gesti贸n coherentes con el contexto local establecido y la planificaci贸n estrat茅gica. La atenci贸n se centra en las consecuencias inmediatas y aguas abajo para las comunidades costeras de los efectos insidiosos del aumento del nivel del mar y los posibles impactos catastr贸ficos de los fen贸menos meteorol贸gicos extremos. C-Change reconoce que la capacidad para planificar la adaptaci贸n y la preparaci贸n para emergencias debe integrarse dentro del contexto local de la comunidad utilizando los arreglos cient铆ficos, administrativos y de gobernanza institucional disponibles. Este proyecto vincula a miembros de la comunidad e investigadores universitarios de Canad谩 y la regi贸n del Caribe en apoyo de la investigaci贸n aplicada sobre la adaptaci贸n costera al cambio ambiental de los impactos de las tormentas y el aumento del nivel del mar en las comunidades costeras susceptibles.
Lead Organization : UWI, Trinidad and Tobago Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies
Donor: IDRC / SALISES (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
Project ID: 104518-013
Geographic Scope: Multicountry (global)
Project Status: Completed
   Last Update: 06/01/2021

Start Date: 2011
End Date: 2015
Project Profile Manager: Patrick Watson
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Partners: Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa, OECS, World Resources Institute
Grant (USD): $725,453.00
Total co-financing (USD): $0.00
(Co) financing not originating from GEF:
Participating Country(s):
 Belize  Canada  Guyana  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  Trinidad and Tobago
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