Global climate change (GCC) is the most serious threat to sustainable development facing CARICOM States. In this regard, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has received funding support from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) to implement the Mainstreaming Climate Change into Disaster Risk Management for the Caribbean Region (CCDM) Project. This project seeks to strengthen regional, national and community level capacity for mitigation, management and coordinated response to natural and technological hazards and the effects of climate change.
The CCDM Project will target groups especially vulnerable to climate change and disaster utilizing gender-sensitive and participatory methods. This two (2) year project is valued at € 689,425 and is expected to end November 30th, 2010.
A number of regional institutions, including the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCS) and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) are key partners in the implementation of the project.