Aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Antigua and Barbuda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

At a Glance

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

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.

Funding and Key Indicators

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USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$3 Million

Adaptation

$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

53,821

GHG Emissions Growth

2.96%

% Forested Area

42.3%

Climate Change Information

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