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St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Country Context

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small country located in the Eastern Caribbean, consisting of over 30 islands, inlets and cays. These islands are part of the Windward Island chain of the Lesser Antilles. It has year-round warm and humid conditions associated with the tropics. The main island is mountainous and rises 1,234 m to the volcanic cone of Soufriere. From Soufriere, the rugged hills slope to the sea and then collapse to several little islets and cays that form the Grenadines. Out of the total population, about 91% live on mainland Saint Vincent and the rest live on the Grenadines. The country’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism, but the agriculture sector has declined by about 7.4% since 1990. Banana is the most important agricultural commodity and accounts for the major percentage of agricultural exports.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has assigned staff and resources from the Ministry of Health and the Environment to implement the Climate Change Work Programme. A National Environmental Advisory Council has also been established. The country adopted an Energy Action Plan to achieve an energy efficiency target for 2025 with related policies for implementation. For adaptation, the country has adopted a National Economic and Social Development Plan, 2013-2025. St. Vincent and the Grenadines ratified the Paris Agreement on June 29, 2016 and its Nationally Determined Contribution can be found here.

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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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