The vulnerability of the Bahamas to the impacts of climate change is well known given its geographical vulnerabilities (limited land mass, low-relief and dispersion of islands, i.e., environmental vulnerabilities (high temperatures, storm surges, sea level rise, flooding, tropical cyclones and non-tropical processes), the concentration of socioeconomic activities and critical infrastructure in narrow coastal zones, its heavy dependence on tourism as a revenue source, and the limited human and institutional capacity.
The Bahamas intends to achieve these mitigation actions through an economy-wide (reduction) in GHG emission of 30% when compared to its Business as Usual (BAU) scenario by 2030. The INDC also inlcudes a section on Adaptation.
The Government of The Bahamas has prepared this national policy for adaptation to climate change. Specifically, it provides an assessment of the degree of vulnerability of The Bahamas to the projected impacts of climate change by sectors; of the capacity for adaptation to anthropogenic climate change; and proposes strategies for anticipating and ameliorating or avoiding the negative impacts.
Project Support Partnership Limited (PSP) is a private sector company established in 2011 in Barbados with the mission to provide project support services to the construction and property sector across the Eastern Caribbean. PSP has vast experience working with government bodies, private sector and NGOs. In 2018, PSP supported projects of the Coastal Zone Management Unit of the Government of Barbados, the Water Desalination Facility project in Barbados and White Hall Building project.
ECMC is a limited liability firm established in Saint Lucia in 1995. Its mission is to provide clients with the highest quality consulting in engineering, construction management, building surveying and property valuation services. Furthermore, the company has a vast experience in disaster management and damage assessment; climate change mitigation and adaptation; gender responsive and social impact assessments; and designing and delivering specialized training programs. ECMC has provided consulting services throughout the OECS countries as well as Belize, Guyana and Trinidad.
The established partnership is comprised of two independent agencies namely, Caribbean Architects and Planners founded in 2008 and CS Consulting Engineers founded in 2006. Each agency has several years of experience in the Caribbean region. The partnership has a clear understanding of Engineering, Architecture and Planning. Its key objective is to provide professional and technical assistance in design and supervision of flood management, soil erosion, slope stabilization and conducting environment impact assessments.
Wigton Windfarm Limited, a subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), is the largest wind energy facility in the English-speaking Caribbean. Located in Rose Hill, Manchester, the wind farm currently comprises three plants: Wigton I (20.7 MW) began operating in 2004, Wigton II (18 MW) in 2010 and Wigton III in 2016 bringing the wind farm's total capacity to 62,7 MW.
Smith Warner International Ltd. is the largest Caribbean firm specializing in coastal engineering, coastal zone management, marine-related impact assessments, oceanography, climate adaptation, coastal protection, and the construction and supervision of related projects. With over two decades of experience across the wider Caribbean, the firm provides technical expertise tailored to small island states.
The OECS Commission is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance between countries and dependencies in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS is guided by six (6) strategic objectives and works across its programmatic areas in all Member States to consolidate the single economic space for enhanced economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection.