Resilient Islands is an initiative to help Caribbean islands cope with the impacts of climate change by promoting the protection of coastal habitats to reduce risks, and by providing communities and governments with the tools to implement sustainable development plans that prioritize nature.
In the Eastern Caribbean, TNC is working with the government and people of Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, helping strengthen national parks and protected area systems and developing sustainable finance and human capacity for effective environmental management.
The Resilient Islands project team works with the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (NCCC), and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to integrate ecosystem-based adaptation into the Dominican Republic’s National Policy on Climate Change.
The Resilient Islands project team will work with the Climate Change Division at the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change to align activities with the National Development Plan for Jamaica.
Sea-level rise resulting from climate change will have a significant impact on the biodiversity, infrastructure, communities, and businesses of the US Virgin Islands.