Climate change poses huge challenges for Dominican Republic, an island that regularly experiences hurricanes, already suffers from stress on water resources, and whose main industry is tourism.
IRMA was approached by DAI to guide a climate risk assessment focusing on the island’s coastal areas. For this, IRMA is using the participatory GIZ methodology and working closely with Fundación Plenitud, a national NGO with expertise in climate, ecosystems and health.
The assessment IRMA is leading will include consultations with decision-makers, technical experts and representatives of coastal communities, to decide which impacts the country needs to prioritize in its climate change adaptation plans. It is funded by Adapt’Action Facility of Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
IRMA’s team for this assignment is Lezlie Moriniere and Marilise Turnbull.