The DE — MGI team won the project to design a cli­mate data shar­ing pro­to­col for the Caribbean Region (Oct 2018). This project was con­duct­ed with the 5C’s (Caribbean Com­mu­ni­ty Cli­mate Change Cen­tre) as the client with fund­ing pro­vid­ed by USAID as part of CCAP (Caribbean Cli­mate Adap­ta­tion Pro­gram). This project involved in-per­son con­sul­ta­tion with cli­mate data providers and users in six coun­tries (Grena­da, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Bar­ba­dos, Antigua, and Saint Vin­cent and the Grenadines). The objec­tive was to ascer­tain what is required by stake­hold­ers to facil­i­tate the shar­ing of cli­mate data such that coun­tries and orga­ni­za­tions can be more empow­ered in their adap­ta­tion to cli­mat­ic change.

This is an impor­tant ini­tia­tive for the region because the impacts of cli­mate change are grow­ing and there is a press­ing need to build resilience. The pro­to­col out­lines the sci­en­tif­ic, tech­ni­cal, and legal aspects of cli­mate data acqui­si­tion and shar­ing and lays out a roadmap for coun­tries to begin to more read­i­ly share their data.