Edited by Paul Buckley et al
Given the fact that the Caribbean is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, it is essential that everyone knows what impacts are already being felt in the region and what could happen in the future. We also need to know what needs to be done to either reduce the impact, adapt to change, or be better able to recover from the toughest shocks from climate change.
Some efforts are already underway to help build a more resilient environment and society. Our report card shows much more work is needed to prepare the Caribbean for climate change. By highlighting the key issues affecting Caribbean systems, this report card, together with the peer-reviewed research behind it, hopes to help people and governments understand the need to step up action to prepare for, and protect against, climate change.