Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) Brochure

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Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) Brochure

What is CCORAL?

CCORAL (pronounced ‘sea-coral’) is an online support system for climate resilient decision making, uniquely developed for use in the Caribbean. It will facilitate users in taking appropriate action in response to a variable and changing climate, apply a risk management approach in decision making and ultimately deliver climate resilient development. CCORAL integrates climate resilience into day-to-day Caribbean decision-making processes and activities, and helps users prioritise their efforts given limited time and resources.

Who is CCORAL for? 

Caribbean government Ministries and agencies (particularly Ministries of Finance and Planning); Caribbean Community (CARICOM) regional agencies; NGOs and civil society organisations; universities and research institutions; private sector inclusive of the construction, business and financial services sectors; development partners and others. CCORAL is open access and designed for users of all skill levels. CCORAL is unique in enabling those who may have little or no formal expertise to make climate resilient decisions, whilst also providing detailed resources for those who are familiar with the processes involved.

Developing CCORAL

CCORAL was developed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) with technical support from Acclimatise. CCORAL is based on extensive consultation across the Caribbean, notably in the four pilot countries of Barbados, Belize, Jamaica and Suriname. CCORAL was developed with financial support from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN).

Next steps

Building CCORAL was the first step. The CCCCC and its partners are now preparing extensive CCORAL training and rollout across the Caribbean. CCORAL is a living tool and will be updated and developed as lessons are learned through the experience of using it.