Barbados to develop climate risk management plan

Barbados officials have announced the development of an Integrated Climate Risk Management Roadmap for its renewable energy sector.

The project aims to work towards the island’s 2030 targets for renewable energy, by supporting investments and deployment in the Renewable Energy Sector, and ensuring resilience in every step of energy production and distribution networks.

This is an important step in the country’s recognition and preparedness for disaster risk management, said Meshia Clarke, the Executive Director of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association (BREA).

The project, developed alongside the Barbados government’s informed Energy Implementation Strategy, is being funded by the German International Development Corporate (GIZ) and the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII).

Contributors to the project will include officials from the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Environment, the General Insurance Association of Barbados and the Department of Emergency Management amongst others.

“…Our country’s development agenda towards a 100% renewable energy and carbon neutral island state is an important one which is also premised on climate resilience. The ICRM Project is therefore critical and timely, at this juncture of our country’s development as we forge ahead towards complete energy transformation”, added Ms. Clarke.