The Caribbean Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) is a climate change adaptation initiative of the global PPCR supported by the Climate Investment Funds. The Caribbean PPCR has two complementary tracks. The first track consists of country based investments in six vulnerable countries and the second is a regional track involving regional organizations working in the Caribbean in key sectors.
The objectives of the Caribbean Regional Track are:
- To improve regional processes to acquire, store, analyse access and disseminate climate relevant data
- To pilot and scale up innovative climate resilient initiatives in the region
The Regional Track of the PPCR in the Caribbean is coordinated by a Programme Management Unit at the University of the West Indies’ Mona Office for Research and Innovation (UWI MORI) in Jamaica.
The programme is supported by the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) which has provided USD10.39 million in grant funding, through the Inter American Development Bank (IDB), for the regional track.
Activities under the program commenced in 2015 and will continue until 2020. Components of the project are being co-implemented by five regional institutions:
- the Climate Change Studies Group at UWI, Mona
- the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology
- the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Secretariat
- the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute
- the Caribbean Public Health Agency
Data generated and information products developed under the regional track will be used at both national and regional levels to support planning and decision making.
The programme has four components.