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Barbados

Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport.

Member since: 2009

 

Capital

Bridgetown

Population (2015)

287,021

GNI Per Capita (2015)

$16,151.6

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

19.097 tons

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National Focal Points

Ms. Joyce Bourne

SENIOR FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Mr. Ron Goodridge

ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER

Ministry of the Environment and and National Beautification

Ms. Daphne Kellman

PERMANENT SECRETARY

Ministry of Environment and Drainage

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Adaptation: Priority Sectors/Programs:

1) Regional Monitoring and Evaluation System for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in the Caribbean Tourism Sector;

2) Water Resource Management & Flood Resilience CCA Programme;

3) Coastal Risk Assessment Programme;

4) Piloting CCA to Protect human Health Project (Global Project by WHO/UNDP & GEF funded); 1 other highlighted program.

Reduce GHG emissions by 37% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2008)) by 2025 and reduce GHG emissions by 44% (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2008)) by 2030 conditional to external support in the sectors of energy and waste.

Adaptation: Priority Sectors/Programs:

1) Regional Monitoring and Evaluation System for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in the Caribbean Tourism Sector;

2) Water Resource Management & Flood Resilience CCA Programme;

3) Coastal Risk Assessment Programme;

4) Piloting CCA to Protect human Health Project (Global Project by WHO/UNDP & GEF funded); 1 other highlighted program.

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