The University of the West Indies is preparing to conduct a survey on climate change and livelihoods in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The survey will be conducted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
It will take place in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) among other international organizations to determine the potential impact of climate change, through the effect it has on the supply of and demand for freshwater, on the exposure, sensitivity and vulnerability of the livelihoods of communities in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The project which is called Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Water Resources and Human Livelihoods in the Coastal Zones of Small Island Developing States (CASCADE) commences on April 28th.
The project aims to understand household views on environmental issues affecting the community and the survey results will provide guidance for future public awareness programmes and policy development.
The knowledge obtained will also allow government agencies, NGO’s and community groups to take appropriate measures to adapt to and, hopefully, minimize the negative impacts identified, which will be to the benefit of all the citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Research administrators with visibly-displayed name badges will be visiting households in all areas of St Vincent and the Northern Grenadines from April 28th to June 8th 2014.
The questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.