Strenghtening civil society’s action and advocacy capacity to increase climate resilience in the Caribbean.
Support concrete solutions and position climate resilience on the public policy agenda.
Develop cooperation between 7 Caribbean countries and territories
Extreme weathers, droughts, sea-level rise, ocean acidification… Climate change is a very real threat for States and territories in the Caribbean. Adaptation is a fundamental and urgent challenge.
Karayib Klima was born from this urgency and aims to promote regional cooperation to share learnings, solutions and innovations.
Karayib Klima is based on the conviction that civil social can play a crucial role to stimulate climate resilience and to support governments and authorities in the region. Karayib Klima fosters the creation of coalitions between civil society stakeholders in Haiti, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin to reinforce their action and advocacy capacity.
2020 is one of the three hottest years on record; the most recent dating back to 2015. The 2011-2020 decade is therefore sadly labeled as
As of December 13, 2020, a total of 27 coalitions were formed to apply for the Karayib Klima call for proposals, mobilising 63 Creole-speaking civil
Karayib Klima focuses on three main themes to bring solutions to adapt to the effects of climate change in the Caribbean:
Karayib Klima fosters the creation of civil society networks to develop knowledge sharing and regional cooperation. The project funds multi-actor and multi-county CSO coalitions from Haiti, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Saint-Martin on two types of activities:
Concrete actions proposing scalable, duplicable and measurable solutions and bringing mutual benefits to coalition actors
Advocacy or awareness raising campaigns contributing to increase public knowledge around climate resilience matters and influence policy change
Karayib Klima is funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Agency for ecological transition (ADEME), Fondation de France and by international financial and technical partners.
The project has been created and is implemented by UNITE Caribbean, a caribbean development and cooperation consulting firm.