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Planning and the Climate Change in the Caribbean

Michel Frojmovic, Jennifer Graeff, and Asad Mohammed

December 2013, English

Climate change poses a tangible threat to countries throughout the world, affecting populations, economies, environment and overall security. As more studies, reports and statistics are released, it is becoming clearer that the threat to the Caribbean is most immediate and severe. This working paper addresses the important role the planning profession plays in climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Caribbean and reviews the impacts of climate change in the region. The working paper introduces the Caribbean Planners Association (CPA), as a credible planning body that can speak on behalf of Caribbean planners and raise awareness about climate change and the overarching role of planning throughout the Caribbean.

Keywords: Caribbean Planners Association, Caribbean Urban Agenda, climate change, urban planning