The Dominican Republic is one of the world’s ten most climate-vulnerable countries and experiences significant gender inequality in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The combination of these issues can threaten the health, safety, and livelihood of women and girls, who are often directly on the frontlines of impacts.
In 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria were forecast to hit the Dominican Republic. ClimaPlan, a USAID project working with the Dominican municipality of Las Terrenas, recognized that these hurricanes would provide an opportunity to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the city’s climate resilience and adaptation capacity.
This profile provides an overview of climate risk issues in the Dominican Republic, including how climate change will potentially impact agriculture, water resources, coastal zones, ecosystems and human health.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Planning for Climate Adaptation Project in the Dominican Republic to increase the resilience of people to the impacts of climate change through improved municipal-level land use planning processes.
This fact sheet is an overview of USAID work in the Dominican Republic to increase the resilience of communities to the impacts of climate change in order to reduce insecurity and economic losses caused by climate change-induced severe weather events.
This fact sheet is an overview of the Improved Climate Information Project in the Dominican Republic which is increasing and improving climate change information for municipal and individual-level decision-making.