Adapt Now

to Save Lives

A Call to Action for our Leaders



Forest Woodward

Tell Caribbean leaders:

Adapt Now to Save Lives

World leaders have failed millions of people living in the Caribbean. Instead of taking bold climate actions like phasing out fossil fuels and providing loss and damage financing, they allow fossil fuel companies to continue to exploit the ecosystems in already vulnerable communities - our communities.

We are affected daily by rising seas, drought, diseases, and economic injustice. People have already lost their lives and homes. This will only get worse if we do not adapt now to protect our resources and communities.

We need Caribbean leaders to commit to the Climate Adaptation Declaration now. [1] 


We demand that our leaders protect our communities from climate disasters. There’s no time to lose.

Real climate action can protect our communities before disasters happen. We need actions that are equitable, just, and put people before profits. If our leaders sign the Climate Adaptation Declaration, we can hold them accountable for taking these actions now.

By signing this petition, you are joining thousands of us who are demanding that our fundamental rights be protected. Together, we can pressure Caribbean leaders to create safe communities for all.

Sign this petition to ask Caribbean leaders to adopt the Climate Adaptation Declaration now.

[1] Climate Adaptation Declaration

We demand that our leaders protect our communities from climate disasters. There’s no time to lose.

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The Caribbean Climate Adaptation Declaration


We recognize that Caribbean communities are suffering due to:

    • Extreme weather events
    • Destruction of coastal and marine ecosystems
    • Drought
    • Disease
    • Forced migration
    • Food insecurity
    • Species extinction

We recognize that action needs to be taken urgently to help people across the Caribbean adapt to the future climate disasters and further impacts of the climate crisis that is predicted by scientists worldwide. 

For these reasons, we request for climate change to be declared an emergency and for actions to be quickly taken to protect Caribbean lives.

Resources need to be distributed equitably to help Caribbean nations and territories face the impacts of climate change.

We demand that these measures need to be taken to protect our livelihoods:

    • Investment in climate change resilience
    • Protection of water resources
    • Engage marginalized communities in the process of planning to prevent climate related disasters
    • Create robust healthcare systems
    • Guarantee a just and equitable access to housing
    • Offer equitable access to food and water
    • Plan programs to control diseases
    • Protect natural areas
    • Offer accessible and clean transportation and mobility alternatives
    • Build distributed clean and renewable power generation alternatives
    • And more!

We need nations to pursue strategies and actions to mitigate and quickly adapt communities, services and infrastructure to equitably and safely manage the expected climate disasters. Plans and actions need to begin quickly after committing to this declaration to ensure that lives are saved.


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