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The IPCC claims that not enough focus is put into Climate Adaptation as a means to prepare for climate change.[1] Global temperatures will increase no matter future climate scenario the world takes so it is important to look ways that climate resilience can be implemented in small island developing nations like those in The Caribbean.

Climate Adaptation and Sustainability

Cultural Climate Adaptation Methods (CCAMs)[edit | edit source]

Caribbean Climate Adaptation Methods can be defined as climate adaptation through means that a low demand and highly impactful to a Caribbean audience because it blends in with cultural dynamics. This relates to sustainable practices that are done throughout the African and Caribbean diaspora due to systems of oppression that have led to groups maintaining cultural dynamics throughout generations.

Examples of this can be found in the next section which highlights show these particular methods relate to the CCAM methods for people.

The role of CCAMs is to invite Caribbean persons to recognize how they have been using climate adaptation and sustainability for generations and to inspire them to creatively introduce more methods into their culture.

Sustainable Methods[edit | edit source]

This section contains sustainable methods that can be potential used throughout the Caribbean. More information is linked to different pages with a sustainability guide.

Composting[edit | edit source]

CCAM Information

Sustainability Guide pdf.

Paper Making[edit | edit source]

Cardboard[edit | edit source]

Paper[edit | edit source]

Trash Sorting & Recycling[edit | edit source]

Food Security Strategies[edit | edit source]

Sustainable Fashion[edit | edit source]

Thrifting[edit | edit source]

Upcycling[edit | edit source]

Clothes Making & Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Rainwater Catchment[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. IPCC, 2022: Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [P.R. Shukla, J. Skea, R. Slade, A. Al Khourdajie, R. van Diemen, D. McCollum, M. Pathak, S. Some, P. Vyas, R. Fradera, M. Belkacemi, A. Hasija, G. Lisboa, S. Luz, J. Malley, (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, NY, USA. doi: 10.1017/9781009157926
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