Project Profiles

A few highlights of climate change initiatives:

A few climate change initiatives are illustrated here. Note that there are several others that are directly executed by other governmental and non-governmental agencies that are not referenced below.  Some have been highlighted in the appendices to Saint Lucia Sectoral Adaptation Strategies and Action Plans (SASAPs) for Water, Agriculture and Fisheries.  Others are referenced in Saint Lucia’s Initial, Second and Third National Communications to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). There are also a number of renewable energy-related interventions (mitigation) that are not highlighted at this time.  The Department of Sustainable Development continues to lend support to climate change initiatives in its role as Climate Change Focal Point.

1. National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
2. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)
3. Green Architecture Promotion Pilot (GAPP) toward Building Resilience to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change
4. Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), including Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR)
5. Promoting Mango Biodiversity in Saint Lucia towards Sustainable Land Management, Enhanced Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change
6. Process towards creating a model watershed in an urban/semi-urban area that supports sustainable land management, encompasses the ridge-to-reef concept and seeks to address the adverse impacts of climate change
7. Technical Assistance for the Development of Frameworks aimed at Enhancing Environmental Management
8. Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean:
Increasing the resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards, and reducing the rate of Coastal Erosion for Pigeon Island National Landmark (PINL) and Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) through Beach Stabilisation, Restoration & Enhancement

1. National Adaptation Plan (NAP)

Project Date: 2016-2018
Funder/Implementing Entity: United Nations Development Programme-Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP’s JCCCP) AND United States (U.S.) In-Country NAP Support Programme (NAP-SP), implemented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Technical support for the chapter on the ‘limits to adaptation’ in the NAP was provided under the IMPACT project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Amount: (Not including in-kind contribution), USD 68,960 (Japan), USD 115,000 (US), Staff time not costed (Germany)

Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) has been defined as a ten (10)-year process (2018-2028) consisting of priority cross-sectoral and sectoral adaptation measures for eight key sectors/areas and a segment on the ‘limits to adaptation’, complemented, incrementally, with Sectoral Adaptation Strategies & Action Plans (SASAPs). Priority sectors and areas for adaptation action include: Tourism; Water; Agriculture; Fisheries; Infrastructure and spatial planning; Natural resource management (terrestrial, coastal and marine); Education; and Health. Other key sectors and areas will be identified through a cyclical, iterative NAP process.

Sectoral Adaptation Strategies and Action Plans (SASAPs) have been prepared, in this first instance, for Water, Agriculture, Fisheries and Tourism. The latter was prepared in 2015 as part of an initiative implemented by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), as part of the EU-Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) initiative.

Documents produced under Saint Lucia’s NAP process include:

  • Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan Stocktaking, Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Report
  • Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Plan Roadmap and Capacity Development Plan 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s Climate Change Communications Strategy
  • Saint Lucia’s Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for the Water Sector (Water SASAP) 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for the Agriculture Sector (Agriculture SASAP) 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s Sectoral Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for the Fisheries Sector (Fisheries SASAP) 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s Portfolio of Project Concept Notes for the Water Sector 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s Portfolio of Project Concept Notes for the Agriculture Sector 2018-2028
  • Saint Lucia’s Portfolio of Project Concept Notes for the Fisheries Sector 2018-2028
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Plan of Saint Lucia’s National Adaptation Planning Process
  • Guidelines for the Development of Sectoral Adaptation Strategies and Action Plans: Saint Lucia’s experience under its national adaptation planning process
  • Individualised Snapshots of Water, Agriculture and Fisheries SASAPs

This process also supported a climate change website, an animated video (English and Kweyol), training for government entities and journalists in communicating about climate change and a NAP poster.  A NAP Assembly and Donor Symposium were also all made possible under this process.


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2. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA)

Project date: 2016-2018
Funder/Implementing Entity: United Nations Development Programme-Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP’s JCCCP)
Amount: USD 41,120.00 

This initiative is aimed at the design of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) for increased renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions and technologies in selected school buildings (Green Schools) in Saint Lucia.

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3. Green Architecture Promotion Pilot (GAPP) toward Building Resilience to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change

Project date: 2017-ongoing
Funder/Implementing Entity: United Nations Development Programme-Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (UNDP’s JCCCP)
Amount: USD 388,925.93

The project aims to improve national energy efficiency and reduce national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, through capacity building in green design and documentation and promotion of best practices in green design.

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4. Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), including Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR)

DVRP

The DVRP aims to reduce urgent disaster vulnerability and increase long-term climate resilience in Saint Lucia by addressing the multi-faceted risks associated with hydrometeorological events. The Project also focuses on emergency reconstruction activities in light of the December 2013 floods. Forming the second phase of a regional series of projects, the project aims to contribute to strengthening disaster risk management and supporting investments and capacity building activities that foster disaster resilience.

The DVRP has five components:

Component I: Risk Reduction and Adaptation Measures: supports structural and non-structural flood and landslide risk reduction interventions and climate adaptation measures to improve Saint Lucia’s resilience against current and future climatic shocks. Additionally, the component would finance the reconstruction of critical infrastructure damaged during the December 2013 flooding, using the ‘build back better’ approach. Additionally, relevant national plans, policies and strategies to support risk reduction and climate resilience efforts are to be developed, including, inter alia: an integrated watershed management plan for flood mitigation, a rainwater harvesting pilot programme, and a climate change public awareness and education strategy and implementation plan.  Technical assistance is embedded within sub-activities.

Component II: Technical Assistance for Improved Assessment and Application of Disaster and Climate Risk Information in Decision-Making: support capacity building for open systems and platforms to create, share, analyse and use disaster risk and climate change data and information for improved decision making and engineering design for risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Data collected under this component would be used to inform investments under Component 1 (when suitable) as well as to identify and prioritise future risk reduction and adaptation investments. Data outputs would also inform the development of appropriate land use plans and provide a basis for more future flood and landslide risk management schemes.

Component III: Climate Adaptation Financing Facility (CAFF): designed to establish a pilot financing mechanism meant to promote increased climate resilience, including the provision of retail loans (sub-loans) to eligible households and private firms or businesses, to finance climate adaptation investments to build resilience of assets and livelihoods, intended to reduce risks associated with catastrophic hydro-meteorological shocks.

Component IV: Contingency Emergency Response: Due to the high risk of a catastrophic event in Saint Lucia, a provisional component was added under this Project to facilitate rapid response upon occurrence of an adverse extreme event, allowing for rapid reallocation of the loan during an emergency, under streamlined procurement and disbursement procedures.

 Component V: Project Management and Implementation Support: This component is to finance the provision of support to strengthen and develop institutional capacity to conduct overall project management and coordination, implementation monitoring and evaluation, and supervision.

PPCR: The Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) is one of two funds of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). This SCF supports the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR), which is one of the four programmes under the CIF. The PPCR aims to provide transformational, catalytic and scaled-up support for both the development and implementation of climate-related activities. Furthermore, its purpose is to provide lessons over the next few years that might be incorporated and replicated by countries, the development community and the future climate change regime.

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5. Promoting Mango Biodiversity in Saint Lucia towards Sustainable Land Management, Enhanced Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change

Project Date: 2013-2018 (for wider project)
Funder/Implementing Entity: Implemented via the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission
Funding: European Union (EU)-Global Climate Change Alliance

Amount: (Not including in-kind contribution), 10 M Euro for 9 member states

The project focuses on building community and natural resources resilience to climate change impacts within vulnerable watersheds in Saint Lucia to improve Sustainable Landuse Management (SLM) and capacity to adapt to climate change impacts through the cultivation of mangoes on farm and forest lands.

More specifically, the project seeks to promote and preserve mango genetic diversity and maximise on its potential for soil stabilisation, provision of wind barriers, water conservation and carbon sequestration. It will also support agricultural diversification and sustainable livelihoods, promoting food and nutrition security, especially given the adverse impacts of climate change on traditional crops (flooding, drought, pests and diseases, physical damage). Collaboration with community based organisations, key stakeholders will be highlighted through the eventual establishment of an annual mango festival, in an effort to promote mango biodiversity conservation and associated traditional knowledge, while simultaneously realising the inherent benefits for addressing issues of land management and climate change.

The project targets multiple beneficiaries:
• Land owners
• Land developers and planners
• Farmers and Farmers’ groups
• Agriculture extension officers
• Agriculture researchers
• Agro-foresters
• Foresters
• Agriculturists
• Mango harvesters
• Mango vendors
• Mango manufacturers /processors (mainly cottage industry production of juice, pulp)
• Food & Beverage Managers / Chefs
• Restaurants and Bars
• Supermarkets
• Exporters of agriculture produce
• Craft producers
• Outreach and communications specialists
• Agriculture educators / trainers
• Agriculture market analyst
• Home Economics students

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6. Process towards creating a model watershed in an urban/semi-urban area that supports sustainable land management, encompasses the ridge-to-reef concept and seeks to address the adverse impacts of climate change.

Project Date: 2013-2018 (for wider project)
Funder/Implementing Entity: Implemented via the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission
Funding: European Union (EU)-Global Climate Change Alliance

Amount: (Not including in-kind contribution), 10 M Euro for 9 member states

The Corinth River flows through a continuously developing area in the north of the island. The decision was taken to provide assistance to this area in order to help support sustainable land management and seek to address the adverse impact of climate change by implementing measures to lessen the effects of extreme events by building more climate resilient structures. Infrastructural works identified included the building of many meters of new riverbank protection assisted by drainage structures to withstand future heavy rainfall events.

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7. Technical Assistance for the Development of Frameworks aimed at Enhancing Environmental Management.

Project Date: 2013-2018 (for wider project); 2017-2018 for this component only
Funder/Implementing Entity: Implemented via the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission
Funding: European Union (EU)-Global Climate Change Alliance

Amount: (Not including in-kind contribution), 10 M Euro for 9 member states

The project objective is the development of legislative frameworks towards improved environmental management specifically, an Environmental Management
Act and Climate Change Act.

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8. Coastal Protection for Climate Change Adaptation in the Small Island States in the Caribbean:

Increasing the resilience to Climate Change and Natural Hazards, and reducing the rate of Coastal Erosion for Pigeon Island National Landmark (PINL) and Pointe Sable Environmental Protection Area (PSEPA) through Beach Stabilisation, Restoration & Enhancement.

Project Date: 2013-2018
Funder/Implementing Entity: Implemented via the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre CCCCC)
Funding: German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Amount: USD 600,000 (grant amount)USD 212,306.23(counterpart)

The project concerns the implementation of local adaptation measures for the sustainable improvement of coastal ecosystems relevant for climate change adaptation in Saint Lucia.
Overall objective – To contribute to the reduction of climate change induced risks for the population of Small Island States of the Caribbean.
Project Objective – To improve ecosystem services that reduce the impacts of climate change on coastal areas.

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