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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

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Rising Sea Levels and Increased Incidence of Storm Surge

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas



Coastal Resources

Human Health

Livelihoods & Tourism

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context

USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)


$3 Million


$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2023)


GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information


The AREP News (May 2023) - Spanish Edition

Stories from the Area

The recently published Amazon Vision 2021 Report provides insight into USAID's work to conserve biodiversity and reduce the loss of carbon from the Amazon region. It unifies the Agency’s goals of combating deforestation, conserving biodiversity, creating environmentally friendly economic opportunities, improving the management of important landscapes, and supporting Indigenous rights in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.
SERVIR Amazonia supports sustainable development throughout the Amazon region by strengthening the capacity of governments and other key stakeholders through the integration of Earth Observation and geospatial technologies.
Gold mining sites in La Pampa, Peru.
POA has made significant strides in Guyana and Jamaica, providing climate-smart technical assistance to support sustainable livestock systems.
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