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Caribbean Vulnerabilities to Shocks

Climate Change Impacts • Hurricane-related damage: 1980 to 2004 (CDEMA 1 ) o US$157 million: damage to ag. sectors- 5 extreme events- Dominica; Grenada; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia o US$36 million: crop damage- Grenada o US$75 million: agriculture and housing (Allen and Debbie) in St. Lucia o US$35 million: damage to sugar industry (1995) in St. Kitts • Cost of inaction on GHG (Rhiney, 2015) :

US$ 303M

o ~ US$22 billion/yr by 2050 (10 % of GDP) o ~ US$46 billion/yr 2100 (22% of GDP)

COVID-19 impacts • 57% female, 6O% of male respondents maintained normal eating patterns during COVID-19 • 20 % ate less preferred foods; 17 % skipped meals or ate less than usual;

1 The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency

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