At a Glance
Barbados is part of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean Regional Mission, which also includes Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, the Grenadines and St. Vincent, Guyana, Suriname, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, and St. Kitts and Nevis.
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.