At a Glance
The Central America Regional Program serves Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
The Dominican Republic shares the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola with Haiti and is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. The northeastern region is vulnerable to floods and mudslides from severe storms, while arid parts of the northwest are experiencing increasing temperatures leading to more drought, which reduces crop yields and water supplies. Hispaniola Island is in the center of a hurricane belt, where intense storms often damage coastal infrastructure and fish nursery areas, which negatively impact tourism and coastal fisheries. The energy sector is responsible for most of the Dominican Republic’s greenhouse gas emissions, followed by agriculture, industrial processes, and waste.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
Refer to metadata and sources for more details.