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Forests and climate change in the Caribbean: working paper 13

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Working paper on the climate change impacts on forests in the Caribbean and how the forestry sector can respond. This document is part of the publication series of FAO’s Forest and Climate Change Programme.

The programme works to strengthen countries’ capacities to mitigate and adapt to climate change through actions consistent with sustainable forest management and to promote regional cooperation and international policy development related to forests and climate change.

The primary objective of this document is to provide an overview of the actual and potential impacts of climate change on forests and forest dependent people in six Caribbean countries - Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. The paper also examines the major issues and developments related to climate change impacts and responses in the region as regards forests and highlights related opportunities for regional action to address gaps and needs.