The vision for our national policy is for a climate-resilient Cayman Islands that promotes and sustains vibrant communities, a thriving natural environment and a robust economy, where people can live their best lives now and for future generations.
Based on the findings of the Cayman Islands Climate Change Risk Assessment, our national policy aims to address the significant threats posed by climate change, protect our communities and natural environment, and promote opportunities for sustainable economic and social development.
For more details on the Climate Change Policy and to download the consultation draft, please visit: https://www.gov.ky/sustainability/climatechangepolicy
Climate change is already posing serious threats to lives and livelihoods around the world, including the Cayman Islands. Like other small island nations, we are seeing the increasing adverse impacts of climate change on our natural and built environments which are predicted to worsen. These growing concerns have been expressed by members of our community across all three islands, many of whom have felt the consequences of these changes on a regular basis. That is why we need to come together to urgently reduce further warming of our planet which contributes to climate change and respond to the inevitable impacts of a changing climate. Our national policy that speaks to both of these needs will ensure a low or zero carbon climate-resilient future for all those who call the Cayman Islands home.
The Policy outlines three key goals which, if successfully achieved over the life of the Policy, will make the Vision a reality.
Goal 1: Reduce Cayman's vulnerability and enhance our resiliency to climate change (adaptation).
Goal 2: Promote sustainable low and zero carbon economic activity (mitigation).
Goal 3: Establish a governance framework for climate action that is future-focused, fair to all, accountable and transparent.
Your feedback will help to improve and clarify the goals, objectives and strategies in the Policy. Initial feedback on the proposed strategic actions will help to guide their further development and implementation.
Your responses will be used to improve and clarify the strategies proposed in the Policy.