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Saint Lucia s National Adaptation Plan 2018 2028.

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The Saint Lucia s National Adaptation Plan is a national plan with a cross-sectoral approach. The timeframe of the NAP is 10 years between 2018 and 2028. The overall purpose of this NAP is to build climate resilience in the tourism, water, agriculture, fisheries, infrastructure and spatial planning, terrestrial, coastal and marine resources management, education, and health sectors.
Policy, legislative and regulatory processes will be developed for the planning and implementation of climate change adaptation across sectors. Access to climate, socio-economic and environmental information relevant to adaptation will be improved and integrated into national and sectoral decision-making processes. The active participation of the private sector and civil society, including men, women and vulnerable groups in the National Climate Change Committee will be encouraged. The Research and Systematic Observation will be enhanced. Public awareness will be raised through improved and expanded climate change education as the basis for effective adaptation. Furthermore institutional capacity building will be enhanced to undertake results-based management as well as to engage civil society and the private sector in adaptation efforts. Preparedness to climate variability and extremes will be strengthened at the sectoral and national levels to assess and address climate-related vulnerability and risk. Water and water-related sectors will be integrated into climate change adaptation through integrated watershed management, sustainable use of alternative water sources, improved wastewater management, water quality and efficiency, and pollution control. Water infrastructure will be improved to build climate resilience. Water-related climate change risks will be minimized by improving hydrometeorological monitoring and emergency planning. Water supply management will be advanced by improving rainwater harvesting and water storage infrastructure. Research and development in climate resilient agriculture will be strengthened to improve access to climate resilient varieties and local inputs such as organic fertiliser and natural pesticides. Sustainable wastewater management will be promoted by reducing, reusing and recycling of agro-waste resources. Improved nutrition, food availability, quality and security will be ensured through adaptation in the agriculture and fisheries sector. Climate resilient production of plant, fish and animal will be promoted. Private sector investment will be attracted into the fisheries sector to strengthen partnerships for building sustainable and resilient fisheries in a changing climate. Ecosystem-based adaptation solutions will be adopted for sustainable management of terrestrial, coastal and marine resources. Measures will be taken to reduce the climate risks and the impact of ecosystem degradation factors. Public health will be improved by reducing health risks, strengthening health system emergency planning and response, and improving outbreak management, health surveillance systems and health care and information for vulnerable groups.
The National Climate Change Committee shall provide advice and guidance on the implementation of the NAP, facilitate information and data sharing across ministries and stakeholders, and lead the process of monitoring and periodic review of NAP implementation progress.
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Entry into force notes
2018 2028.
Publication reference
Department of Sustainable Development under the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development.
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