Small island nations in the Caribbean are exceptionally vulnerable to the detrimental effects of climate change, which encompass rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and the increasing frequency and intensity of storms. Notably, countries such as Barbados and Dominica have emerged as leaders with ambitious strategies to curtail their emissions and invest in climate-resilient infrastructure. Nevertheless, the daunting issue of climate finance persists, as Caribbean nations grapple with substantial debt burdens, despite receiving some support from regional and international sources.
In the face of these challenges, Barbados and Dominica, among other Caribbean small island nations, have demonstrated remarkable commitment by implementing comprehensive plans to mitigate climate change impacts and bolster their infrastructures against future threats. However, the long-term success of these initiatives is contingent on resolving the financial barriers they face. Despite receiving assistance from regional and global sources, the weight of heavy debt continues to impede their efforts to address climate change effectively.