The UK Overseas Territories are highly dependent on the natural environment for their economic and social well-being. The environment provides goods and services of significant cultural and economic value, and provides a key role in protecting man-made assets and protecting human life. The natural environment is susceptible to damage from human activities, resulting in significant loss of value to the economies of the Territories and an increased risk from natural disasters such as hurricane-generated storm surges and flooding.
JNCC embarked on the ‘Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories’ project, funded by the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), in 2016. The project has provided assessments of natural capital in a number of the UK’s Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories, and builds capacity to monitor environmental change and integrate environmental evidence into economic policy making and infrastructure planning.
An overview of all the work JNCC and its partners have been undertaking in the region is freely available on the JNCC website.
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