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Grenada

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Grenada.

Country Context

Grenada is a small island country located at 11° 58’ North latitude and 61° 20’ West longitude, the southern end of the Caribbean island chain between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Grenada consists of three islands with a total area of 345 square km (133 sq miles). Grenada is volcanic in origin, characterized by mountainous terrain with extensive corals and mangroves ringing the islands. Approximately 3% of the land area in the country is at sea level. The main towns and key socio-economic facilities are located on the coast. The highest point in the country is Mount Saint Catharine at 840 m. In 2009, Grenada has a population of 90,739 inhabitants. The large majority of the population is of African descent (more than 80%). The population growth rate is rough 1.5%. The Grenadian economy is mainly based on agriculture and tourism. Grenada's GDP was US$1.211 billion in 2008 and per capita GDP was US$13,400. The economy is strong with a growth rate of 3.7%. Important natural resources include timber, tropical fruit and deep-water harbors. Tourism is the main source of foreign exchange.

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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