Caribbean Meteorological Organization has done partnership with European Union so that EU can help the Caribbean countries to built resilience infrastructure toward the effect of further climate change in the region.
The EU is providing the mentioned assistance after the signing of the grant agreement between CMO and EU, which sure the implementation of regional initiatives by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology.
According to a statement issued it is stated that those improvements would several more targeted use of climate data in a number of sectors that were key to addressing the needs of vulnerable communities in the Caribbean, including health, water, and agriculture.
CIMH principal Dr David A. Farrell said, “This Action will advance climate services value chains in the agriculture and food security, water and health sectors in three selected countries, Guyana, Jamaica and Dominica, respectively. However, all CMO member states will benefit from the transfer of knowledge and know-how from these pilots.”
Farrell added that the action would also promote exchanges among producers and end-users of climate information and services and would expose both CIMH and NMHS’s staff to capacity building opportunities and new partnerships with international research and development institutions. The investment would ultimately be enhancing the ability of regional professionals to develop, deliver and utilize climate serve know-how to advance the region’s climate resilience.”
The EU’s Ambassador, Malgorzata Wasilewska said that the requirement of sector-specific climate information increases the resilience of weak groups.
Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska said that, for example, climate services for the agriculture sector provides the foundation for weaker groups to make risk-informed decisions that safeguard their livelihoods in a context of increasing climate variability, extremes and change. The project was in line with the support that the European Union was offering to the region to increase the resilience and capacity of the Caribbean. Therefore, coordination between the different organizations is key to achieving our common goal.