An Assessment of the Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change on the Energy Sector in the Caribbean


The present report assesses the economic and social impacts of climate change on the energy sector in Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. 


In the study the the relationship between climate change and energy demand was modeled. Subsequently, future Caribbean energy consumption was forecast, considering the impacts of two scenarios of climate variability. 


The study concluded that the future of the Caribbean energy sector should focus on renewable and affordable localized energy sources. The recommendations for national and international stakeholders, have been put forward for the acquisition quality of life, economic development and ecological preservation, for a better future for the Caribbean population.


Economic and social Impact of Climate Change on Energy Sector