The CaRibbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

Our Purpose

Caribbean leaders formed the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator in 2017 to strengthen the region’s readiness and response to disasters.

Our objective is to help transform the Caribbean economy through fast-tracking sound public and private investment opportunities that support climate action.

We are building more resilient countries, cities, and industries through partnerships across the public and private sectors, with the goal of creating the world’s first climate-smart zone.

Our projects and partners drive sustainability and develop solutions that tackle climate change and prevent further damage.

Our Objectives

The central objective of the Accelerator is to help transform the region’s economy through fast-tracking sound public and private investment opportunities which support climate action and economic growth, through sustainable development.

We aim to:

  • Accelerate broad-based socio-economic development

  • Build resilient infrastructure and societies

  • Create jobs and catalyse economic growth

  • Advocate to ensure that the Caribbean stays on the world’s development agenda


Featured as the first high-level commitment coming out of President Macron’s One Planet Summit in Paris, December 2017, Prime Ministers Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica, Keith Mitchell of Grenada, Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia and Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson articulated a far-reaching vision for the world’s first climate-smart zone. 

Caribbean government heads and some of the largest global companies, financial institutions, and foundations joined together to help the Caribbean become a beacon of climate-smart development through pioneering resilience and growth initiatives.