Assessment of adaptation potentials in the context of climate change: the case of tropical cyclones in the Caribbean

This report looks into the application of CLIMADA (CLIMate ADAptation), a natural catastrophe model that calculates climate risk and potential of adaptation in the Caribbean. The study marks a starting point to determine economic losses and damages as well as adaptation measures for the region which is commonly exposed to natural disasters. Across the globe impacts from climate-related events are increasing, particularly in ocean and coastal zones. According to the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, limits to adaptation will be reached at small island states and low-lying coastal zones by the end of this century – including under low-emission scenarios.