U.S. Caribbean

Hurricanes, increasingly powerful storms, and rising sea levels are already harming human health, ecosystems, water and food supplies, and critical infrastructure in the US Caribbean, with underserved communities suffering disproportionate impacts. Effective adaptation to support resilience in the region could be enhanced by decentralization, shared governance, and stronger partnerships across the Caribbean region and the US mainland.

    Key Points:

  • Climate-Driven Extreme Events Exacerbate Inequities and Impact Human Health and Well-Being
  • Ecology and Biodiversity Are Unique and Vulnerable
  • Climate Change Threatens Water and Food Security
  • Infrastructure and Energy Are Vulnerable, but Decentralization Could Improve Resilience
  • Adaptation Effectiveness Increases When Coupled with Strategic Governance and Planning

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