Caribbean Aims to Become World’s First Climate-Smart Zone

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602091745,bd480576a95e46e8acaThis article centers on the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, a project to fast track climate action in the Caribbean. The coalition was first announced in Paris last December and since then it has grown from 11 to 26 Caribbean countries, with over 40 private sector partners to implement informative climate action across the Caribbean region.

Definition of a climate-smart zone: “The aim of a climate-smart zone is to reduce climate vulnerability and build economic security for its citizens. A climate-smart zone is characterized by: 1) reduced vulnerability to a range of climate-related hazards and natural disaster risks through building resilient infrastructure; 2) reduced greenhouse gas emissions from transportation and other pollutants; 3) healthy ecosystems on the sea to support the Blue Economy; 4) healthy ecosystems on land for food security; 5) enhanced energy security via promotion of energy efficiency, renewable energy and use of low carbon sources; and 6) incorporation of…

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