Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Development Strategy 2012-2020
The strategy outlines a number of ideas to reduce the carbon intensity and enhance the security of supply of its energy sector. It encourages an increase in renewables energy, especially geothermal energy. Hydro, solar, wind, wave and biomass are intended to represent commercial scale options by 2020, including in the production of biofuels. Energy efficiency is promoted as well.
The Strategy sets the goals of the 2014 National Land Use Policy (NLUP) as developing sustainable land management, protecting carbon sinks, and enhancing the resilience of natural ecosystems. It further highlights the necessity to make the agricultural sector resilient to a adverse meteorological and climate events.
The Strategy seeks regional collaboration and international cooperation via the Caribbean Planning for Adaptation to Climate Change scheme and the UNFCCC negotiation and accounting processes. Regional efforts are centred on adaptation. A national policy, legal and institutional update is theorised alongside, and notably leads to the GSPS and NLUP.
The Strategy also details investment program components the country must acquire to enable climate change finance.