Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation TooL (CCORAL)

Created: 8/15/2013 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Overview

The Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation tooL – CCORAL - is an online support system for climate resilient decision making. CCORAL is a system which helps decision makers to see all kinds of activities through a ‘climate’ or ‘climate change’ lens, and to identify actions that minimise climate related loss, take advantage of opportunities and build climate resilient development in their countries.

CCORAL will help you undertake the following activities:

  • Quick screen - Rapidly assess if your activities (e.g. project, plan, policy) are climate-influenced and a priority for further assessment using CCORAL.
  • Understand climate influence - Understand how climate may influence your activity or decision making process, and how impacts can be managed (guidance available for legislation, strategy, policy, planning, programmes, projects and budgets.)
  • Apply a climate risk management process.
  • Find other tools to meet your needs using CCORAL toolbox (containing over 70 tools) Climate-related tools include: vulnerability assessment, risk assessment, adaptation option identification/ appraisal (including financial and economic appraisal), monitoring and evaluation, and awareness-raising.
  • Learn more - Further climate-related information relevant to your country and the Caribbean as a whole.

CCORAL is owned by the Member Countries of the Caribbean Community and managed by the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).  The CCCCC will ensure that CCORAL remains current with risk management tools and is responsive to countries' requirements.

Audience

This version of CCORAL has been developed with government users (of any skill level) in mind, particularly those involved in national development planning and finance. As such, specific guidance is provided for the following types of activity: Legislation National planning Strategy and/or policy Programme and/or project Budget preparation/evaluation CCORAL is designed for users of all skill levels, with resources provided for climate experts and non-experts.

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Culture / communities
Flooding
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Tool: 
Impact or Vulnerability Assessment
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Climate Type: 
Tropical
Subtropical
Tool Cost: 
Free