Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is working with the global to local climate change adaptation and mitigation scenarios (GoLo CarSce), a three-year action aiming to help small island developing states (SIDS) within the Caribbean Region better understand and manage the effects of climate change.
SEI is leading the component on socio-economic modeling, to generate the quantitative data which will support the development of the socio-economic scenarios for the Caribbean. SEI will also draw on its experience with scenario methods to assist in developing the socio-economic scenarios.
This project is intended to improve resilience and build adaptive capacity towards promoting more sustainable forms of development and sustainable livelihoods. The project aims to improve the scientific understanding of the effects of climate change on the ecological, social, political and economic systems of Caribbean SIDS, through the development of a set of locally-relevant, socio-economic scenarios for the Caribbean which:
- are being designed within the context and framework of Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5);
- make use of four new Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) of the IPCC;
- will apply cutting edge technologies and tools in order to present the most comprehensive and scientifically credible data and projections about the effects of climate change within the Caribbean Region in the medium to long-term (2035 and 2100).
The project is funded by the 10th European Development Fund by the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Secretariat. The action was proposed to the ACP Caribbean and Pacific Research Programme for Sustainable Development under the 2010 call for proposals and is currently being executed by the Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine Campus in association with four regional partners: University of the West Indies, The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and The Cropper Foundation (TCF) as well as the Stockholm Environment (SEI).
For more information on the project goals and activities: http://www.golocarsce.org/