Aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

At a Glance

The Eastern and Southern Caribbean Regional Program serves Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Suriname.

The geography of the Caribbean makes it vulnerable to Atlantic hurricanes and tropical storms, whose intensity is projected to increase with climate change. Small island communities are also susceptible to salt intrusion into freshwater sources making the region highly vulnerable to rising sea level.  USAID’s work in the region aims to raise stakeholder awareness of climate change and facilitate the consideration of climate change in national development planning, the transition to renewable energy, and community preparedness to strengthen the long-term viability of the small island nations in the region.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

Climate Projections

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Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

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Rising Sea Levels and Increased Incidence of Storm Surge

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Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Fisheries

Coastal Resources

Human Health

Livelihoods & Tourism

Water Resources

Funding and Key Indicators


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$3 Million

Adaptation

$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

98,179

GHG Emissions Growth

6.10%

% Forested Area

22.3%

Climate Change Information

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