Specialists establish lengthy listing of Cayman’s local weather dangers

Cayman News Service

Beach erosion at Boggy Sand

(CNS): A group of experts working with the Minister of Sustainability and Climate Resiliency to produce a climate change risk assessment has identified a long list of threats to the Cayman Islands. Two UK agencies have drafted an ‘evidence report’ offering what ministry officials said was the most detailed assessment of climate change impacts ever undertaken for the Cayman Islands.

The next step is a public meeting, which is being held on Wednesday to seek input as work continues towards a national climate policy.

The UK’s Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH) have found 52 key risks and opportunities related to biodiversity and habitats, the economy and society. Over the course of a two-day technical workshop, local stakeholders and regional experts will review, score and rank this list to inform a final report, which is expected to be completed by…