Policy action for climate resilient energy systems in small islands vulnerable to hurricanes

With over 30 storms named, 2020’s Atlantic hurricane season was the most active on record and the tenth consecutive year with eight or more billion-dollar disasters. Caribbean consistently ranks as one of the regions most vulnerable to climate change and is prioritizing adaptation measures and infrastructure that may reduce the costs of climate-related disasters and build resilience to future shocks. As such, research finds that energy is one of two infrastructure sectors most affected by hurricanes. Building resilience in energy systems is essential to reducing the time and cost of post-disaster recovery.