|Overview : |
Caribbean countries share similar economic and sustainable development challenges, including a small population, remoteness, susceptibility to natural disasters, and most importantly, vulnerability to climate change. Given the current condition of the marine environment, most coastal areas have few defences against the raging surfs of hurricanes and tropical storms, and the likely consequences would be significant coastal damage including beach erosion and infrastructure damage. Negative impacts associated to climate change on land, water resources and biodiversity have also been predicted, and ultimately, tourism and agriculture will be negatively impacted by these changes. Meanwhile, Caribbean countries emit such relatively small amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, which mean that they will suffer disproportionately from the impacts of climate change.
The contracted firm will provide support to the J-CCCP Project Management Unit and specifically the Communications Associate in the development of a country-specific communication campaign for Guyana. This objective supports output 3.2 of the J-CCCP work plan which notes that a communication campaign on the benefits of mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk management interventions for sustainable cities in towns and communities be developed.