The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently implementing the “Climate Smart Islands Program” to encourage islands to transition to a low carbon and climate resilient pathway.
Climate change can seem daunting and complex—but we are all in this together. Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to become both sustainable and more resilient. The sum of small actions taken at the local level are critical to the ability of each country to fulfill their national obligations and ultimately achieve the ambitious targets set out by the Paris Climate Agreement and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
During the design stage of the CCSIP program, climate change experts in the areas of mitigation and adaptation assessed options for how three pilot islands can support the transition to low carbon pathways.