An IMC Worldwide-led consortium, which also includes Acclimatise and the University of the West Indies, is implementing the project, which aims to increase the climate resilience of the transport sector in the Caribbean Development Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries.
We will demonstrate how gender-sensitive climate and disaster resilience measures could be integrated into the road transport sector. We will also develop a package of materials that will provide guidance, lessons learnt and technical notes to help practitioners and BMCs in the region to implement the approach.
Building on existing methods and tools, work is successfully being carried out with St Lucia and Guyana on the following tasks:
The project will achieve this through the development of a suite of planning tools and guidance resources for institutions responsible for road transport policies, plans and the implementation of investment programmes to assess and design effective climate resilient actions.
A ‘Launch Workshop’ was held in Barbados with the CDB and representatives from the BMC’s.
Building on similar experience, IMC successfully developed and completed a ‘benchmarking exercise’ with the BMCs whereby their capacity, data availability, finance and other factors was assessed and recorded in a participatory way.
The benchmarking results will help ensure the final toolkit and guidance is appropriate for and reflects the differing situations within the BMCs.
Successful uptake and application of these resources will help practitioners establish robust and effective climate resilience sector policies and investment plans and identify potential financing for effective implementation.
Planning for the Integration of Climate Resilience in the Road Transport Sector in the Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) of the Caribbean Development Bank
Caribbean Development Bank
August 22, 2018