This overview brief explains mitigation and adaptation linkages by applying the Resilience Gap Model. The energy sector of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been chosen as an example to study the practical applicability of the model’s assumptions and predictions of the theoretical model, such as adaptation and mitigation action represent two sides of the same coin when climate action is aimed at resilience building.
Regional action, innovative ideas and decentralized solutions are components of a new narrative, which calls for a rethinking of how climate action can be more holistic, effective, inclusive and more ambitious. It is the objective of this brief to project these ideas into the ecosystems of impactful sectors (energy, land use, etc.), and to engage local change agents in finding lasting solutions.