Counted amongst the few nations that can be termed “carbon neutral” in light of the country’s limited use of fossil fuels (28% of energy from renewable sources) and significant system of
protected areas that serve as carbon sinks, the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica is embarking on a Low-Carbon Climate-Resilient Development Strategy aimed at facilitating the
country’s continued transformation to a green economy while ensuring the survival of its productive and export sectors. This Strategy is being implemented in response to continued
global economic challenges and the direct effect on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) such as Dominica, which are aggravated by the impacts of climate change. This Strategy will ensure
that Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, will achieve its sustainable development aspirations while meeting critical social development and poverty reduction goals.
Part I of this Strategy summarizes the country situation including climate change vulnerabilities and risks, and measures taken by the Government of Dominica to address climate change
concerns. Part II of this Strategy outlines the government’s vision and agreed approach in transforming to a low-carbon climate-resilience development pathway, and summarises the
proposed program for investments, including activities for finance under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), the Adaptation Fund, and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).